As of July 23, 2022, VMware has officially released vSphere version 7.0 U3g. The vCenter 7.0 U3g release specifically addresses an issue seen in 7.0 U3f for users where the vCenter is or was previously joined to an Active Directory domain that used Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) as an identity source.
VMware KB 89027 addresses the issue and associated workarounds in much more detail, but that’s the big item that is addressed in this particular release.
Please note: VMware ESXi 7.0 U3g wasn’t included as part of this release announcement. As of this writing, this U3g update applied to vCenter Server only.
vCenter Server 7.0 U3g | Build 20150588
Release Notes: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-70u3g-release-notes.html
Greetings, everyone! I wanted to post a friendly reminder to the greater VMware and vExpert Community that there are exactly three months left before vSphere 6.5 and 6.7 reaches end of general support (EoGS) on October 15, 2022. VMware vSphere 7.0 was officially released in April 2020, and it’s hard to believe that it’s been available for just over two years now. From personal experience the, the newer 7.0 U3c+ releases have been a lot more stable and resilient compared to the GA/U1/U2 releases.
In any event, if you’ve not yet started planning your vSphere upgrade to 7.0, please be sure to work with your VMware TAM or account team, check hardware compatibility lists (HCL), upgrade/interop matrices, etc. as upgrade guidance can vary based on the release, hardware, and other integrated products that you’re upgrading from.
You can read more about VMware’s EoGS announcement on their blog.
Update as of July 24, 2022: If your vCenter Server is or was previously attached to an Active Directory domain that used Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) as an Identity Source, skip this vCenter release and go to vCenter 7.0 U3g. VMware KB 89027 explains the issue in more detail.
As of July 12, 2022, VMware has officially released vSphere version 7.0 U3f. This particular release addresses a number of security patches for vCenter Server, including CVE-2022-22982. This particular CVE has a CVSSv3 score of 5.3 (Moderate) and is explained in more detail in VMware’s VMSA-2022-0018 Security Advisory.
As for ESXi, this patch release addresses a number of security advisories, PRs, as well as updating drivers and VIBs on ESXi hosts. The specific security advisories addressed in this release include: CVE-2022-23816, CVE-2022-23825, CVE-2022-26373, CVE-2022-28693, and CVE-2022-29901. These security advisories are explained in more detail in VMware’s VMSA-2022-0020 Security Advisory.
vCenter Server 7.0 U3f | Build 20051473
Release Notes: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-70u3f-release-notes.html
ESXi 7.0 U3f | Build 20036589
Release Notes: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-esxi-70u3f-release-notes.html