With performance concerns cropping up, we held back to not create a shift between old and new reviews in regards to benchmarking numbers.With VMware's VMmark benchmark though, they are making the updates mandatory now, so we used this as our tear off the band aid moment to upgrade everything in one quick process.The complete removal of the custom SSL certificate also ensures that this issue will not happen again in the future.To fix currently installed VMware plugins, the plugin must be first uninstalled and then re-installed: For Vagrant VMware Workstation plugins: If the re-installed plugin continues to fail when attempting to activate the plugin, expunge all the Vagrant plugins and then re-install.
Many of our servers have been in a holding spot since the main Intel Spectre and Meltdown issues came about.
Historically the Vagrant VMware plugin used a custom SSL certificate when connecting to the plugin activation end point for license validation.
We have decided with the expiry of this certificate to remove the custom SSL certificate usage from the plugin completely.
One by one, you go to each host, assign the image and if the software doesn't match you click remediate.
v Center handles the rest by placing the server in maintenance mode, applying the update, rebooting the server and bringing it out of maintenance mode.
Once complete, it boots back into the Life Cycle Controller, where you can exit out of it back into your installed platform.