Refer to this VMware KB for all release and patch dates.
- VMware KB 2143832
Build numbers and versions of VMware ESXi/ESX (2143832)
For detailed information on this release, please visit:
VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3d Release Notes
I encourage you to carefully review all instances of the words Critical and Purple, here's some excerpts:
Component | Bulletin | Category | Severity ESXi Component - core ESXi VIBs | ESXi_7.0.3-0.35.19482537 | Bugfix Critical ESXi Install/Upgrade Component | esx-update_7.0.3-0.35.19482537 | Bugfix Critical Broadcom Emulex Connectivity Division FC and FCoE Driver | Broadcom-ELX-lpfc_18.104.22.168-5vmw.> 703.0.35.19482537 Bugfix Critical LSI NATIVE DRIVERS LSU Management Plugin | Broadcom-lsiv2-drivers-plugin_1.0.0-10vmw.703.0.35.19482537 | Bugfix Critical VMware NVMe over TCP Driver | VMware-NVMeoF-TCP_22.214.171.124-1vmw.703.0.35.19482537 | Bugfix Critical ESXi Component - core ESXi VIBs | ESXi_7.0.3-0.30.19482531 | Security Critical ESXi Install/Upgrade Component | esx-update_7.0.3-0.30.19482531 | Security Critical VMware-VM-Tools | VMware-VM-Tools_126.96.36.19957794-19482531 | Security Critical
- VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Update 3d Release Notes
SSH access fails after you upgrade to ESXi 7.0 Update 3d
After you upgrade to ESXi 7.0 Update 3d, SSH access might fail in certain conditions due to an update of OpenSSH to version 8.8.
Workaround: For more information, see VMware knowledge base article 88055.
When you're done, you'll be on:
- VCSA 7.0.3 7.0U3d (7 Update 3d) Build 19480866 (VAMI calls it 7.0.3.00500)
- ESXi 7.0.3 7.0U3d (7 Update 3d) Build 19482537
While I successfully upgraded both my VCSA and my ESXi host in my home lab, I still encountered difficulties getting daily automated backups of VCSA working again, backing up to an SMB target, referenced in KB 86069 "VAMI Backup with SMB reports error: "Path not exported by the remote filesystem" (86069)". You can follow my struggles and eventual success here:
Certainly wouldn't encourage investing more time in it unless you feel like it. FYI, somehow, merely changing the time of day for scheduled VCSA backups somehow got them working again, at least for me. Only takes seconds to give it a try, but yeah, I know, it's a longshot...
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How's your update to VCSA & ESXi 7.0U3d going?— Paul Braren | TinkerTry.com 🖥️🔌☀️🔋🚗 (@paulbraren) April 1, 2022
vCenter 7 Update 3d RNhttps://t.co/2NZnhfUkNr
ESXi patching via ESXCLI article now updated:https://t.co/1zrzqFNAGZ#homelab testing going well, except:https://t.co/c0m9zOsXLA & VCSA memory warning pic.twitter.com/97Yp4sUo8G