vArchitect Newsletter 037

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the August newsletter. Things are slowing down a bit now we’re in the thick of summer, but VMworld is right around the corner and so expect a flurry of activity once that hits. Let’s move on to see what’s new this past month.



New Releases


New and updated releases since last month.  With all new releases and updates, be absolutely sure you read the release notes carefully!


  • vCenter 6.7 U2c
    • Maintenance release with mostly bug/security fixes
    • Release notes





  • VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for NSX-T 2.1


VMware Security Advisory


VMware released advisory VMSA-2019-0011 that addresses partial DoS in hostd process in ESXi. Details can be found here. Note that patch is still pending for ESXi 6.7.


Fling Updates


As usual, we bring you the VMware Flings which saw some updates in July.



Update to Synology NFS VAAI plug-in


Synology storage is really popular with home labs, and while they do have NFS VAAI integration, the plug-in isn’t been updated in a long time. It’s nice to see that, after two years, they’ve finally updated it bringing support for ESXi 6.7 and some minor fixes. Check the notes here.



vRA 7.6 Hot Fix Pulled


VMware have pulled the first hotfix for vRA 7.6 due to some “issues” related to multi-tabbed XaaS forms. This was the hot fix that resolved the disappearing buttons since the last Chrome update broke them. So if you’ve already installed this and you do have XaaS, you might want to watch it. And if you don’t, hang tight for the next update.



Notable VMware Blogs


Several new and cool blogs have been written in the past month, so we’re aggregating the best of these for you below.


Kubernetes Across VMware Cloud Automation Services

Handling the Lifecycle of a vCenter HA Environment

vCenter Server 6.7: Day 2 Operations (good for the links)


VMworld 2019 Gatherings


Reminder that VMworld 2019 is about to hit, so our next newsletter may be delayed a bit to catch up on the “stuff” that results. But if you’re going to be in attendance then there’s a list of parties and gatherings you might be interested in seeing.