today message @ my VC7.03 (20990077): New vCenter server updates are available: 184.108.40.20600.
Is anyone having the same issue?
Is there a way to disable the "New vCenter server updates are available" message?
I have same issue
Version 7 vCenter shows update pending
Update planner shows - 02/13/2023 220.127.116.1100 21216066 Upgrade Critical Yes Link
the :5480 admin portal for this vCenter shows no updates pending
I have 5 instances of 7x vCenters all showing the same thing
As mentioned - why does 7x report a pending 8x update?
What can we do about the notice?
Have the same issue.
Do we have any update from Vmware on this or should we open a ticket with them to explain what the problem is..
I agree with everyone saying I am running 7.0.3.01200 and I got a "Upgrade" to version 8. I should not see this upgrade option unless this is the only possibility and then Vmware should have announced that they have EOL 7 for the favor of 8.0 deployment.
Not giving the possibility to turn of notifications about major versions is weird.
I cant install the major update cause i need to wait for other components (like Backup, Computing hardware, storage hardware etc.) to be compatible.
I don`t want to be notified several times a day about a update i cant implement.
Yup, now we have to periodically do manual checks to see if there's acutal updates for the version we're using. VMware has created the server equivalent of my old car with the nuisance "service engine soon" light. Can't tell if something's actually broken 'cause the light's stuck on due to a wiring issue that wasn't worth repairing.
The major issue I see here after thinking about this.
1. Major release being announced, is wonderful, but I hope Vmware checks to see if I have a license for it. If I install this I would have to also pay for the license upgrade. Are they now telling me that even if I out of support you will allow me to upgrade a major version.
2. Is Vmware checking that hardware which is not certified to run Vmware 8 should be recommended to upgrade their vcenter services to the latest major version even if the hardware cannot support it ?
I do enjoy the fact its "working as designed" but its not working as designed as you are not checking to verify that I have a valid license for this upgrade. I would protest that this is "working as designed"
Lazy coding. VMware defines an Update as changes within a major version. If they want to bug vCenter admins daily about an UPGRADE, then split out that notification and allow us to disable it.
Differences Between vSphere Upgrades, Patches, Updates, and Migrations:
Here is my fix. If you dont need to pull updates from the internet and manually download and install, as I do.
Log into the VAMI, port 5480. Go to update > Available Updates > Settings. Then Specify a URL. I chose a non-routable IP address over the internet and not in my environment. Class E Martian address that cannot route over the internet. https://240.0.0.0. This effectively blackholed the repo.
Log into vSphere, alert is gone. Go to vCenter Server, Updates Tab > Update Planner. Just complains the repo is not accessible. Ill take it.
I was a little weary in disabling vSphere Lifecycle Manager since I have a VxRail system and I'm not sure what effects disabling the plugin will have on upgrades. The upgrades come as a bundle from Dell. These alerts on vCenter Updates do me no good as I have an Embedded vCenter Server that is completely managed by the VxRail. If you have no reason for your vCenter to pull updates over the internet, and you manually import the updates as I do, do this.
Exactly this! I just deployed 7.0.3j because that's what I must deploy due to other compatibilities. I'm aware there are newer versions, so let me ignore, sleep, something them instead of bugging me every day to do something I can't. Alerts shown only to the customer should be driven by customer desire not VMware's. At the very least, only bug about updates according to VMware's own definition, not upgrades.