Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0.1

VMware is proud to announce General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0.1 providing important enhancements and features to the full stack HCI solution. Within VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0.1, the following new enhancements are now available:

  • NSX-T cluster-level upgrade support: Users can upgrade specific host clusters within a workload domain so that the upgrade can fit into their maintenance windows.
  • Multi-pNIC/multi-vDS during bring-up: The deployment parameter workbook now provides three vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) profiles that allow you to perform bring-up of hosts with two or four physical NICs (pNICs) and to create up to two vSphere Distributed Switches for isolating VMkernel traffic.
  • Kubernetes in the management domain: vSphere with Kubernetes is now supported in the management domain. With VMware Cloud Foundation Workload Management, you can deploy vSphere with Kubernetes on the management domain default cluster with only 4 hosts.
  • BOM Updates: Updated Bill of Materials with new product versions.

VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0.1 Bill of Materials

  • Cloud Builder 4.0.1
  • SDDC Manager 4.0.1
  • ESXi 7.0b
  • vCenter Server Appliance 7.0b
  • vSAN 7.0b
  • NSX-T Data Center 3.0.1
  • WorkSpace One Access 3.3.2
  • vRealize Automation 8.1 Patch 1
  • vRealize Log Insight 8.1.1
  • vRealize Operations Manager 8.1
  • vRealize Lifecycle Manager 8.1 Patch 1/Support Pack1

To learn more about VMware Cloud Foundation 4, visit the VMware Cloud Foundation page or the VCF Resource center. You can also follow VMware Cloud Foundation on Twitter and LinkedIn.  For additional information on the latest release of VMware Cloud Foundation, read the VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0.1 Release Notes


You can also read though the VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 GA and the 4-part series on VMware Cloud Foundation with Kubernetes. 





2 comments have been added so far

  1. You had previously announced support for K8s in the management domain (https://blogs.vmware.com/cloud-foundation/2020/05/22/announcing-vmware-vsphere-with-kubernetes-support-on-the-vmware-cloud-foundation-management-domain/). Is the fact it’s listed as new with 4.0.1 simply a recognition of that prior announcement or is it more completely incorporated into the workflow? (The whitepaper mentioned that there were a few things that needed to be done via vCenter rather than SDDC manager since SDDC manager didn’t allow K8s in the workload domain.)

  2. Thanks Jefferson, good observation. Kyle’s previous post and subsequent white paper regarding support for Kubernetes in the management domain was provided for deployments using VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0.0. The post provided a prescriptive guidance based on internal testing while the support was being included within Cloud Foundation version 4.0.1. This official release statement is what many customers wait for in order to deploy consolidated architecture support in production. /RW

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