NSX Bytes: NSX-v 6.2.4 Released …Important Upgrade!
NSX-v 6.2.4 was released the week before VMworld US so might have gotten somewhat lost in the VMworld noise…For those that where fortunate enough to not upgrade to or deploy a greenfield 6.2.3 site you can now safely do so without the nasty bugs that existed in the 6.2.3 build. In a nutshell this new build delivers all the significant features and enhancements announced in 6.2.3 without the dFW or Edge Gateway bugs that forced the build being pulled from distribution a few weeks back.
In terms of how and when to upgrade from previous versions the following table gives a great overview of the pathways required to get to 6.2.4.
The take away from the table above is that if possible you need to get onto NSX-v 6.2.4 as soon as possible and with good reason:
- VMware NSX 6.2.4 provides critical bug fixes identified in NSX 6.2.3, and 6.2.4 delivers a security patch for CVE-2016-2079 which is a critical input validation vulnerability for sites that uses NSX SSL VPN.
- For customers who use SSL VPN, VMware strongly recommends a review of CVE-2016-2079 and an upgrade to NSX 6.2.4.
- For customers who have installed NSX 6.2.3 or 6.2.3a, VMware recommends installing NSX 6.2.4 to address critical bug fixes.
Prior to this release if you had upgraded to NSX-v 6.1.7 you where stuck and not able to upgrade to 6.2.3. The Upgrade matrix is now reporting that you can upgrade 6.1.7 to 6.2.4 as shown below.
I was able to validate this in my lab going from 6.1.7 to 6.2.4 without any issues.
NSX-v 6.1.4 is also fully supported by vCloud Director SP 8.0.1 and 8.10