VMware Tools 10.3.0 and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.3 Released

July 13, 2018 0 By Allan Kjaer

VMware has released VMware Tools 10.3.0 and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.3.

VMware Tools 10.3.0

What's new:

  • VMware Tools 10.3.0 supports the following guest operating systems:
    • windows.iso supports Windows Vista and later. 
      • VMware Tools 10.3.0 depends on and ships Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable version 14.0. While preparing the system for VMware Tools 10.3.0 installation, Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable is installed on the system as a prerequisite. Installing or upgrading to VMware Tools 10.3.0 is not supported for Windows versions that do not meet the prerequisites and customers should continue to use VMware Tools 10.2.x or older until they can patch or update Windows OS to meet the prerequisites for VMware Tools 10.3.0. 
      • Windows OS level pre-requisites
        • Windows Server 2016
        • Windows 10
        • Windows Server 2012 R2
        • Windows 8.1
        • Windows Server 2012
        • Windows 8
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
        • Windows 7 SP1
        • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
        • Windows Vista SP2
        • Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 with KB2919355.
    • linux.iso supports Linux guest operating systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and later, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 and later, Ubuntu 10.04 and later. It also supports other distributions with glibc versions 2.5 and later.
    • darwin.iso supports Mac OS X versions 10.11 and later.
    • solaris.iso supports Solaris versions.
  • Integration of VMware AppDefense with VMware Tools: VMware Tools installation includes the VMware AppDefense, a security management, and monitoring solution. This data center security solution is based on application control, detection, and response. For more information, see the VMware Tools User Guide.
  • Changes in the OpenGL driver: OpenGL driver has been updated for bug fixes and performance improvements
    • Vertex buffer object (VBO) optimization
    • Display list drawing optimization
  • Changes in the VMXNET3 driver: Receive data ring support for the Windows VMXNET3 driver.
  • Shared folders: FUSE-based Shared Folders client which is used as a replacement for the kernel mode client supports Linux distributions with kernel version 3.10 and later.
  • VMware Tools user space compiler upgrade: Compiler for VMware Tools 10.3.0 for Windows has been upgraded to Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.
  • Resolved Issues: This release of VMware Tools resolves few issues which are documented in the Resolved Issues section of this release notes.

See the full release notes here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Tools/10.3/rn/vmware-tools-1030-release-notes.html

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.3

What's new:

  • Support for vRealize Network Insight allow you to install or import an existing vRealize Network Insight environment in vRSLCM. This also adds the ability to configure data sources on a managed vRealize Network Insight environment with a support to product configuration drift and remediation in vRSLCM.
  • Content management enhancements manage vSphere endpoints, release automation for vSphere and customization specifications of content types where they are closely integrated with vCenter's Content Library. In addition, the feature also has the ability to restrict specific content tags that are only used by content release managers.
  • Upgrade pre-checker now allows you to run pre-validations prior to product upgrades performed during product installation in vRSLCM.
  • Other enhancements include:
    • Ability to configure NTP servers during vRealize product deployments
    • Additional product version support through product support packs available on VMware Marketplace
    • vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vRSLCM with out of box dashboards
    • Grouping of product components on the environment creation user interface
    • User interface improvements to request a detail view and product compatibility matrix visibility
    • View and extend the disk space available on the vRSLCM server.

See the full release notes here:https://docs.vmware.com/en/vRealize-Suite/2017/rn/VMware-vRealize-Suite-Lifecycle-Manager-13-Release-Notes.html


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