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Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0.1

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0.1 is GA as of Oct 18, 2018!

What's New?

The VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0.1 release includes the following:

  • New Lightweight Version of VMware Imaging Appliance (VIA)
  • A new and easier-to-use version of VIA is now available to enable users to image their ESXi host before running the Bring-up process. See the product documentation for more information.
  • Numerous issue fixes and feature enhancements, including:
    • Bringup improvements: greater Cloudbuilder integration and improved configuration file upload.
    • Security enhancements: updated support for OpenSSL, improved inline documentation for certificate replacement, and improved password update process.
    • Workload domain configuration: improved tooltips, field descriptions, and error messaging; corrected minor bugs that affected successful workload domain creation, and more comprehensive host validation.
    • vRealize Suite integration: numerous bug fixes that improve deployment with Cloud Foundation and component products, improved connectivity with workload domains.
  • Support for vSAN Stretched Cluster, Disaster Recovery, and cross-vCenter NSX connectivity, available in Cloud Foundation 3.0, is continued in the 3.0.1 release.
  • Supportability(SoS): Added Stretched cluster health status (if configured), multi-host VSAN cleanup, and numerous bug fixes that improved log bundle collections for customers

Cloud Foundation is a software stack that deploys the VMware SDDC Software Stack.

Cloud Foundation 3.0.1 is targeted for new greenfield environments. Customers can install Cloud Foundation 3.0.1 by following the Installation and Upgrades Information section in the Release notes.

The Cloud Foundation software product enables automated deployment of the following software Bill-of-Materials (BOM). This BOM is interoperable and compatible.

Software Components and Versions:

Cloud Builder OVA 3.0.1

SDDC Manager 3.0.1

VMware vCenter Server on vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U2c

VMware Platform Services Controller 6.5 U2c

VMware vSphere (ESXi) 6.5 EP9

VMware vSAN 6.5 EP9

VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.1

VMware vRealize Operations 6.7

VMware vRealize Automation 7.4

VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.6.1

VMware NSX content pack for vRealize Log Insight 3.7

VMware vSAN content pack for vRealize Log Insight 2.0

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2

Check out the Release Notes for more details.

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