VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4 Released
VMware has released VMware Cloud Foundation 4.4, this is has some major enhancement, changes and security fixes.
There are important changes, like ESXi host do not need to have SSH enabled, and flexible vRealize Product Upgrades.
- VMware vRealize Suite updated to 8.6.2
- VMware vSphere 7.0.3c
- Enhanced AI/ML workload support with NVIDIA AI Enterprise Suite and ability to share vGPUs across multiple instances (read this blog for more details).
- Flexible vRealize Product Upgrades: After upgrading to VCF 4.4, customers will be able to upgrade vRealize products directly through vRealize Lifecycle Manager, instead of waiting for a newer release of VMware Cloud Foundation that has the required vRealize product versions, to become available. Deployment and Upgrade of vRealize products will be managed through vRealize Lifecyle Manager.
- Improvements to upgrade prechecks: Upgrade prechecks have been expanded to verify filesystem capacity, file permissions, and passwords. These improved prechecks help identify issues that you need to resolve to enable a smooth upgrade.
- Disable SSH on ESXi Hosts: This release allows SSH service to be disabled on ESXi hosts in a VCF instance, following the vSphere security configuration guide recommendation
- User Activity Logging: New activity logs will capture all the API invocation calls, along with sufficient User context. User Login/Logout to the UI will also be captured
- Security fixes: This release includes security fixes for Apache Log4j Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046, see VMSA-2021-0028 for more information) and Apache HTTP Server (CVE-2021-40438).
See the VMware blog about the release.