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  • 1.  Guidance for customers running VVD

    Posted May 26, 2021 02:39 PM

    It is good that guidance was provided specific to VCF. However, some customers are running VVD. Specifically:

    • VVD:  5.1.1
    • Documented vCenter version in the VVD:  6.7 U3b
    • Version they need to move to to address the vulnerability:  6.7 U3n

    Is moving to U3n going to keep this specific scenario in VVD compliance?


  • 2.  RE: Guidance for customers running VVD

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted May 27, 2021 01:06 PM

    Hi DHershberger2,

    Thank you for your question.

    I have reached out to the VVD product management team for guidance on this

    I will update this thread once I have any response



  • 3.  RE: Guidance for customers running VVD
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jun 02, 2021 10:34 AM

    i DHershberger2,

    I received confirmation overnight that VVD customers should apply the security patches without waiting for updated BOMs and that they will be considered still aligned to the VVDs

    This corresponds to the security patching notice on all VVD release notes.

    For example https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Validated-Design/5.1.2/rn/vmware-validated-design-512-release-notes.html

    VMware makes available patches and releases to address critical security and functional issues for several products. Verify that you are using the latest security and express patches or hotfixes for a given component after deploying VMware Validated Design. Scalability and functionally tests for individual patches, express patches, or hotfixes are not typically performed against VMware Validated Design. If a patch must be applied to your environment, follow the VMware published practices and VMware Knowledge Base articles for the specific patch. If an issue occurs during or after the process of applying a patch, contact VMware Technical Support.