vRealize Business Standard 6.2.3 Release Notes

Note: To align with the vRealize Automation release, the version number of vRealize Business Standard is 6.2.3, instead of 6.1.2.

vRealize Business Standard | 12 October 2015 | Build 3104629

Last updated: 12 October 2015

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes covers the following topics:

What's New

This release of vRealize Business Standard contains following enhancements:

  • vRealize Automation 6.2.3 version compatibility. The release of vRealize Business Standard 6.2.3 is compatible with the vRealize Automation 6.2.3 release.

  • Enables to view deleted virtual machine information. You can view the price or charge details of deleted virtual machines for the current month under Consumers List.
  • Support for business unit mapping. Even if your vRealize Business Standard is categorized based on vRealize Automation, you can map the business units to Tenant Administrator and Business Management Controller users in a manner similar to vCloud Director or vCenter Server categorization.
  • Upgraded JRE to 1.7 update 85. JRE has been upgraded to 1.7.0_85 in this release.
  • Uses latest build of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP3. vRealize Business Standard uses the latest build of SLES11 SP3.
  • Upgraded Pivotal tc Server from 2.9.8 to 3.1.0. vRealize Business Standard server runs on Pivotal tc server 3.1.0 version.

Upgrade Procedure

To fix multiple issues, vRealize Automation 6.2.3 was re-released. To align with the vRealize Automation latest build, vRealize Business 6.2.3 is also re-released. If you had already deployed vRealize Business 6.2.3 (build 3032634), you must upgrade to the re-released build of vRealize Business 6.2.3 (build 3104629).

If you had upgraded from a previous version of vRealize Business Standard to the earlier build of vRealize Business Standard 6.2.3 (build 3032634) and can revert to a pre-upgrade backup, revert to the backup and upgrade to the re-released build of vRealize Business Standard 6.2.3 (build 3104629).

If you cannot revert your deployment of vRealize Business Standard 6.2.3 (build 3032634), contact customer support.

For a complete install or upgrade procedure, see VMware vRealize Business Standard Installation and Administration Guide.

Documentation

VMware vRealize Business Standard Installation and Administration Guide

VMware vRealize Business Standard User's Guide

Resolved Issues

The following issues have been resolved in this release of vRealize Business Standard.

  • Security issues with cipher suites on port 443
    Weak cipher suites containing DH, DHE or EDH resulted in security issues on port 443.
  • You cannot change the number of virtual machines per page in the Business Controller view
    When you log in to vRealize Business Standard as a Business Controller with a single business unit, the Consumers List displays only ten virtual machines on each page. You can navigate through different pages but cannot change the number of items per page for the virtual machine list.

  • Incorrect cost values appear when the business groups with the same name exist in different tenants
    The business groups with same names from different tenants are classified under a single business unit.
  • Attempts to export a report results in incorrect behavior
    After you attempt to export a report for a month for which no data is available, you cannot export the current month report with data.
  • The tool tips for charts on Consumer List displays cost, and not charge values
    When you log in to vRealize Business Standard as a Business Controller, open the Consumers List and over the mouse on the bar chart, cost values are displayed in the tool tip instead of charge values.

Known Issues

The following issues are known to occur in vRealize Business Standard release 6.2.3. In addition to the issues known to occur in this release, the known issues in vRealize Business Standard 6.1.0 release are also applicable. See vRealize Business Standard 6.1 Release Notes.

  • The vRealize Business Standard iPad application does not timeout
    The vRealize Business Standard iPad application user session does not timeout automatically.
    Workaround: By default, user session timeout is set to 24 hours. However, you can modify the timeout interval by performing the following steps:
    1. Log in to the vRealize Automation appliance with SSH as the root user.
    2. Open the /etc/vcac/security.properties file for editing.
    3. Add the following line to the file at the end.
      identity.basic.token.lifetime.hours=N, where N is an integer specifying the user session duration in hours.
    4. Save and close the file.
    5. Log out of the vRealize Automation appliance.
  • You cannot obtain a token and download a reference library
    If vRealize Automation is integrated with IaaS, the proxy configuration might block some calls related to IaaS.
    To resolve the issue, perform the following steps:
    1. Add the following line to the /usr/local/tcserver/vfabric-tc-server-standard/itbm-server/bin/setenv.sh file.
      export HTTP_PROXY="proxy.vmware.com:3128"
    2. Run the monit restart itbm-server command.
  • You cannot upload Azure bill in vRealize Business Standard
    vRealize Business Standard does not support Microsoft Azure Enterprise account. You see a Java exception while uploading an Azure Enterprise bill.