Automated Uptime Layer (AUL) Release for ESXi 7.0 Update 2 is Generally Available on 26-July-2021

Type:   Information
Severity:   Not Applicable
Affected Channel:   Customer
Mandatory?   No
Product Class:   Software
Product Source:   Stratus
OS Affected:    ESX
OS Revision(s):
Part Number(s)
CSS Product:    Software Distribution (SDS)

Automated Uptime Layer (AUL) Release (build 389) for ftServer ESX systems

28x0, 48x0 and 68x0
29x0, 49x0 and 69x0

is Generally Available (GA) as of 26-July-2021. This release supports VMware vSphere ESXi 7.0 Update 2

This is a bug fix release of Automated Uptime Layer for ESXi which supports VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 2

Available Fixes
Bug fixes available in AUL are:

======================== ftesx_build:38416 ========================

Description: Add support for vSphere 7.0 Update 2.

======================== ftesx_mgt:38412 =========================

Description: Update management appliance to CentOS 7.9

======================== ftesx_inst:38210 =========================

Description: Switch from Oracle Java to CentOS-supplied OpenJDK in the
management appliance.

======================== ftesx_inst:38391 =========================

Description: Add updated CentOS sudo rpm to management appliance to address

======================== ftesx_kernel:38346 =======================

Description: Running 'vm-support -p' can cause system hang/reset if run during
CPU bringup.

======================== ftesx_kernel:38401 =======================

Description: During installation on a system with NVMe drives, Pivot process
fails with "No CRU 11 disks available for pivoting" reported in
the ftsys-firstboot.log file if only a single pair of disks are

======================== ftesx_mgt:38414 =========================

Description: ftweb network display shows incorrect information if vSwitch
names contain spaces.

======================== ftesx_kernel:38451 =======================

Description: vSwitch configuration may have one vmnic removed during reboot if
system had booted multiple times with one enclosure removed or
powered off.

======================== ftesx_asn:38476 =========================

Description: Update ft-sra_asn script to add the ability to enable/disable
remote Stratus support dial-in.

======================== ftesx_inst:38521 =========================

Description: Upgrades of management appliance may fail with RPMTransaction
error reported if the Locale is configured for non-English