vSphere 7.0U3 & vSAN 7 U3 Released!


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Hi everyone,

 

Today VMware have announced the 7.0 U3 release for VMware vSphere and Update 3 for vSAN 7.

Announcing vSphere 7 Update 3 - VMware vSphere Blog

Announcing vSAN 7 Update 3 | VMware Virtual Blocks

 

Just to remind everyone that v11a is going to be the minimum required version for this as per the release notes:

VMware vSphere 7.0 U3 readiness based on the pre-release build. The official support will require full regression testing of the GA build when it becomes available. This article will be updated with a support statement afterwards.

This doesn’t mean that Veeam actively support this, once Veeam confirm compatibility we’ll know if v11a has full support or whether a later CU will be required to be in a supported state.

UPDATE 05/10/2021

ESXi 7.0U3 is now GA: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=ESXI70U3&productId=974&rPId=74484

As is vCenter 7.0U3 of course: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=VC70U3&productId=974&rPId=74484

 

Release notes (intermittently 404’ing atm):

ESXi: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-esxi-703-release-notes.html

vCenter: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-703-release-notes.html

vSAN: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vmware-vsan-703-release-notes.html


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VMware announced already Update 3a

https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2021/10/vsphere-update-3a.html

Release Notes
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-70u3a-release-notes.html

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ESXi 7.0U3 is now GA: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=ESXI70U3&productId=974&rPId=74484

As is vCenter 7.0U3 of course: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=VC70U3&productId=974&rPId=74484

 

Release notes (intermittently 404’ing atm):

ESXi: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-esxi-703-release-notes.html

vCenter: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vsphere-vcenter-server-703-release-notes.html

vSAN: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/rn/vmware-vsan-703-release-notes.html

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Thanks Michael.  I don’t believe the download links are ready just yet to get this release.

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Yes, looks like only an announcement.

 

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Yep I meant to change that to announced when I posted as I saw the download links were coming soon, whoops! 😩 will update this post when the downloads are available.

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Hey @MicoolPaul - would that make sense to add all release notes / GA news links to your initial (first) post above?

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Thx for sharing @MicoolPaul !

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Veeam has to do complete testing after a ESX version goes GA. As far as I know V7U3 is not officially supported up to now.

And there is a severe bug in this version.

I would wait to update production to this version.

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Thanks for keeping us up to date!

My vCenter suggests already updating to U3. I admit, I do not dare yet :rofl:

 

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Thanks Michael. 

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Let's hope that U3 will be a smooth release without any bigger bugs 😅

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Yep I meant to change that to announced when I posted as I saw the download links were coming soon, whoops! 😩 will update this post when the downloads are available.

Somehow I am happy with announcement only - in first step. I guest we all know what happens with U2 - was released just too soon!

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Veeam update in one day and VMware update in another.

So many things to us!

:smile:

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Hey @MicoolPaul - would that make sense to add all release notes / GA news links to your initial (first) post above?

On it 👍 thanks for reminding me this isn’t Twitter and I can do that!

So does Veeam now fully support ESXi 7.0 U3 since the GA is already live since 2 weeks? We are planning to upgrade our environment this thursday and the VMWare Admin has to decide if we already can plan with U3.

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I loaded it in the lab in a test environment and it seems to work well without big surprises or bugs, today I also try Veeam’s backup and recover if it works. 

But as @JMeixner said, I would wait to update production to this version.

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Let's hope that U3 will be a smooth release without any bigger bugs 😅

Don’t jinx it!

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Veeam has to do complete testing after a ESX version goes GA. As far as I know V7U3 is not officially supported up to now.

And there is a severe bug in this version.

I would wait to update production to this version.

After the problems we saw in U2 (and U1 when I remember right), I would really recommend to wait quite a long time before updating production host. And even than, update just a sub-set of them and monitor these hosts for a few days/weeks.

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