New Release – VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1d

VMware released vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1d (Build 7312210) to update few third party packages and to fix plenty of bugs. This release also brings a new icon for vSAN witness appliances.

You can already download the update from site (login is required).

vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1d

Note: If you look for VCSA installation instructions, check this article: How to Install VCSA 6.5 (VMware vCenter Server Appliance). If you need update instructions check these articles: Update vCSA using VAMI and Update vCSA using Appliance Shell.

Issues resolved in vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1d

In vCenter 6.5 Update 1d, VMware updated multiple packages:

  • Oracle (Sun) JRE 1.8.0_141
  • Spring Framework 4.3.9
  • OpenSSL 1.0.2l
  • Tomcat 8.5.15
  • Apache Struts 2.5.13
  • Eclipse Jetty 9.2.22

There are also plenty of bugs resolved by the current release:

  • vCenter Server might hang when adding an ESXi host to a cluster with associated Host Profile
  • Cloning or cold migration might fail when a virtual machine picks an invalid host
  • VMware vCenter Server Appliance configured with VMware vCenter Server High Availability might fail after an upgrade to 6.5 Update 1
  • Select deployment size page of vCenter Server Appliance Installer might show irrelevant size values
  • After upgrade to vCenter Server 6.5 the Hardware Status tab in vSphere Web Client might show error that no host data is available
  • Default settings for root password expiration might be restored after minor upgrades
  • The Email Address field in the vSphere Web Client alarm configuration wizard does not accept certain top level domains
  • vCenter Server might fail with in attempt to use OptionManager
  • Agent virtual machines running on an ESXi host are powered off when the host enters a maintenance mode and cannot be restarted
  • Domain join might fail if concatenation of domain names in Active Directory environment with many trusted domains exceeds string length limit
  • vCenter Server might lose connectivity in attempt to mount or unmount an ISO image
  • VPXD might fail due to a possible circular dependency in VMware DRS clusters with enabled VMware Distributed Power Management
  • Upgrade and installation of IO filters might fail if the path to the IO Filter VIB is different from the original url
  • SNMP manager of vCenter Server might fail to receive traps older than 497 days from a vCenter Server Appliance
  • Log in to vSphere Web Client might fail if the fully qualified domain name of a vCenter Server contains the string .swf
  • Attempt to export all matching events using vSphere Web Client might deliver a limited list of events
  • Host profile might fail to extract after import of a VMware vSphere Distributed Switch from a backup file
  • vNICs of virtual machines might lose connection after a refresh of VMware Horizon view pool
  • vMotion of virtual machines with imported ephemeral port groups might fail as ports are not created after migration
  • vCenter Server does not accept SNMP users with non-alphanumeric characters
  • vSphere Web Client might show error in vSphere Distributed Switch topology after a restart of vpxd due to outdated Link Aggregation Groups data
  • Unlimited calls to list recent tasks in vSphere Client might lead to system outage
  • Login of Active Directory domain user accounts ending with a dollar sign fails on vCenter Server and ESXi hosts
  • Attempts to join Active Directory domains fail intermittently with error LW_ERROR_KRB5KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN
  • Identity source edit for LDAP connections might fail if primary server stops responding
  • vSphere Web Client might not properly display storage devices after EMC Powerpath 6.0.1. installation
  • Datastores might falsely appear as incompatible for a storage policy that includes I/O filter rules
  • Map Disk Region task might fill up the vCenter Server database task table
  • Memory leak in Ehcache might cause VMware Performance Charts service to fail and large java_pid.hprof files might pile in the storage
  • vSphere Web Client might show wrong host datastores when you select the option Connect to CD/DVD image on a datastore
  • VPXD might fail if you try to use a Host Profile from a host with version lower than vSphere ESXi 5.1
  • vSAN license expiration alerts might continue even if vSAN is disabled
  • vCenter Server Content Library service might fail to start after an upgrade
  • VM operations triggered while an ESXi host enters maintenance mode might fail without a warning
  • Attempts to edit a scheduled task for virtual machine snapshots via the vSphere Web Client might fail with error 1009
  • vCenter Sever might not propagate updated data for CPU and memory reservation to vCloud Director
  • Mass provisioning of virtual machines in VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers triggers multiple alarms on vCenter Server
  • vCenter Server might block restricted user accounts to perform migrations across vCenter Server systems
  • vCenter Server might fail due to an excessive use of resources in concurrent calls to the blocking methods of the PropertyCollector
  • Creation of new deploy rules from a customized image might fail in vSphere ESXi Image Builder
  • vSAN iSCSI messages might flood the Tasks view of vSphere Web Client
  • vSAN Health Service logs might eat up all log storage space in vCenter Server on Windows
  • vSphere Update Manager baselines might change from patch to upgrade when only one node in a cluster is remediated

For complete details, check the release notes.

Happy testing 🙂

Constantin Ghioc

I usually play with vSphere API, Ansible, vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, and different AWS tools. In my other life I’m a husband and a father, an amateur photographer and a Go enthusiast.

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