Today VMware is pleased to announce the availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.5.1. Cloud Foundation 4.5.1 follows the release of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.5, which we announced in October 2022. Version 4.5.1 includes several enhancements and resolves issues identified since the release of 4.5. Let’s see what’s new in Cloud Foundation 4.5.1.
First, Cloud Foundation 4.5.1 includes an updated Bill of Materials with new product versions of NSX-T and vSphere.
- NSX-T Data Center 220.127.116.11, which includes new features and enhancements as part of NSX 3.2.2 and critical bug fixes. See https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX/18.104.22.168/rn/vmware-nsxt-data-center-3221-release-notes/index.html for more details.
- VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Update 3l, which contains critical bug fixes. See https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-70u3l-release-notes.html.
- VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3l, which contains critical bug fixes. See https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-esxi-70u3l-release-notes.html for more details.
In addition, the following improvements have been introduced with Cloud Foundation 4.5.1.
Improved process for installing third-party CA-signed certificates: You can now import or copy server certificates and certificate authority files into SDDC Manager. Files with .crt, .cer, .pem, .p7b and .p7c extensions are supported.
VCF+ UX: User experience improvements for VCF+ to handle LCM notifications and other UX enhancements.
Scale improvements: Support for parallel ESXi upgrades in up to 5 workload domains with up to 10 clusters each. To see all operational limits of Cloud Foundation, please visit https://configmax.vmware.com.
Finally, in Cloud Foundation 4.5.1, we have removed the NFS server from SDDC Manager, which fixes a critical security vulnerability.
To read the full release notes for Cloud Foundation 4.5.1, please visit https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Cloud-Foundation/4.5.1/rn/vmware-cloud-foundation-451-release-notes/index.html