June 14, 2024

Tanzu What’s New - June 14,2024 Edition

Exciting Tanzu updates for this week :VMware Tanzu Platform Updates: Discover interactive VMware Tanzu Application Service Platform Telemetry and Insights reports in Incorta!. Signup for Incorta now!!VMware Tanzu Product Releases and Security Updates: Our product release section now includes this week’s Tanzu Platform , Data Solution and other Tanzu Platform releases along with crucial security updates for these releases. Please read Release notes for all details.VMware Tanzu Network Transition to Broadcom: Knowledgebase article updated. Starting on June 24th 2024, all on-premise Tanzu products will be distributed on Broadcom's Customer Support Portal. Read the KB article link for complete details.VMware Tanzu New Video Series: Two Friends Talking Tanzu Preview on upcoming Video series will feature the experience of Tanzu.Cloud Foundry Weekly Series: This week is about Security Stories with DMZUpcoming Webinar updates: VMware Explore 2024 (Aug 26-29)and Spring Forward with Innovation!(June 18) and Accelerating Business Agility with VMWare Tanzu(June 26).We will bring you up to speed on all Tanzu Happenings. Subscribe to the blog link via newsletter Linked In Feed now!!


"Light tomorrow with today!" - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

VMware Tanzu Platform for Cloud Foundry
VMware Tanzu Application Service (TAS)
Discover interactive TAS Platform Telemetry and Insights reports in Incorta!

We have some exciting updates to share with TAS customers who have enrolled in the telemetry program. The weekly platform telemetry and CVE reports historically sent as PDFs and CSVs via email have been moved to Incorta, offering a dynamic and interactive experience for customers.

Why switch to Incorta?

●        Interactive Format: Dive deeper to view and learn more about your TAS foundations with interactive dashboards and visualizations.
●        Enhanced User Experience: Quickly navigate through multiple dashboards with an intuitive interface, and easily download insights either as a CSV/XLSX/PDF report.
●        Real-time Insights: View and access the latest foundation related updates and information regarding CVEs instantly, without having to wait for weekly emails.

Get started with Incorta:

●        Sign up for an Incorta account.
●        Follow the instructions provided here.
●        Explore the new interactive reports.

For more details and information regarding this change, please check out this FAQ. To learn more about the TAS Telemetry program, please contact your CSM or create a Broadcom support ticket.

VMware Tanzu Product Releases 
In this section , we will add releases information on Tanzu Platform for Cloud Foundry, Tanzu Platform for Kubernetes, Tanzu Data Services, and Tanzu Spring Essentials Products that are part of Tanzu Platform and Standalone solutions along with its release date and release notes.  

Product Name Version Release Date Related Links
VMware Tanzu Platform for Kubernetes
VMware Tanzu Application Platform (TAP)
Check Release Notes for Component Versions, Security Fixes and Known Issue details.






Release Notes

Release Notes

Release Notes

VMware Tanzu Mission Control (TMC)
Added support for CA certs in repository credentials and Added support for Istio package deployment. Check Release Notes for details.
Patch Release June Updates Release Notes
VMware Tanzu Data Solutions
VMware Tanzu Greenplum® 
Maintenance release that resolves a Server issue. Check Release Notes for details.



Release Notes
Other Tanzu Platform Services
VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI)
Check Release Notes for Features and enhancements, Component versions, Resolved issues and details.
1.18.4 2024-06-12

Release Notes

Product Snapshot

Resolved Issues

Features and Enhancements

Other Releases
IPsec for VMware Tanzu
Check Release Notes Maintenance Changes details.



Release Notes

VMware Tanzu Product Security Updates
Within the release notes there may be security or governance specific updates that are worth highlighting.  The Tanzu Security team reviews each release and summarizes security or governance specific highlights found within the release notes.  

Tanzu Security Team Disclaimer:
The summary below is a review of the above product release notes from a security and governance point of view and may not reflect specific security or governance requirements you may require. It also does not include all details from the release notes. Please review the full release notes for release details. 

VMware Tanzu Platform for Kubernetes- Security Updates
VMware Tanzu Application Platform (TAP)
The latest release, 1.8.4, has multiple security fixes for the following packages

●        application-configuration-service: 4 CVE patched
●        base-jammy-stack-lite: 90 CVE patched
●        cert-manager: 3 CVE patched
        cnrs: 6 CVE patched
        dotnet-core-lite.buildpacks: 2 CVE patched
        git-writer.component.apps: 96 CVE patched
        java-lite.buildpacks: 3 CVE patched
●        service-registry.spring.apps: 11 CVE patched
●        source.component.apps: 153 CVE patched
        sso.apps: 2 CVE patched
        supply-chain-catalog: 94 CVE patched
●        supply-chain-apps: 1 CVE patched

There are several known issues with v1.8.4 release, especially if using different scanners for recurring scans vs default scans.  Please read the full release notes to understand the current known issues with Tanzu Application Platform.  

Release v1.7.8 has similar know issues as 1.8.4 but a smaller subset of CVEs patched:

        base-jammy-stack-lite: 90 CVE patched
        cert-manager: 2 CVE patched
        java-lite-buildpacks: 9 CVE patched
●        ootb-templates: 6 CVE patched 

Release 1.6.12 has the same known issues as 1.7.8 and 1.8.4 with the following package updates:

        base-jammy-stack-lite: 90 CVE patched
        cert-manager: 2 CVE patched
●        oot-templates: 234 CVE patched 

Other Tanzu Platform Services - Security Updates
VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI)

●        TKGI v1.18.4 does not include any new breaking changes.
●        No TKGI features have been deprecated or removed from TKGI v1.18.
●        Cluster update retry setting: Ops Manager TKGI tile > TKGI API > Automatic retry on cluster update operations failure option sets TKGI to retry tkgi update-cluster process up to three times if it fails, to improve resilience. 

Other Releases - Security Updates
IPsec for VMware Tanzu

●        Maintenance change
●        Renamed openssl package to avoid package name collision
●        Fixes compatibility with Redis for VMware Tanzu Application Service

Check out the troubleshooting Tips and Resolutions on various Tanzu Products. This section is a great resource for you to bookmark and quickly prevent issues before pushing applications to Production.

VMware Tanzu Network Portal
Transition to Broadcom and timeline Knowledge article Updated

●        Tanzu Network to Broadcom’s Customer Support Portal Transition and Timeline Information  - Starting on June 24th 2024, all on-premise Tanzu products will be distributed on Broadcom's Customer Support Portal. In the past, Tanzu products were distributed on either VMware Customer Connect or Tanzu Network. The cutover details from prior systems to Broadcom are detailed in this KB, including our support for automation related to product discovery, upgrade planning, and consumption.

VMware Tanzu
Two Friends Talking Tanzu Preview - (Video) Oren Penso & Whitney Lee, Check out the preview on their upcoming video series, two friends geeking out over application platforms and sharing their (VMware Tanzu) take on this ever-evolving landscape.

VMware Tanzu Platform
Measuring Progress: Trends in Cloud Native App Platforms Highlight Need for Repeatability - (Blog) Camille Crowell and Rita Manachi, The VMware Tanzu Platform embraces a decade of cloud native best practices and insights, and effectively boosts operational efficiency by unifying commands across Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes to Build, Bind, Deploy, and Scale applications in a repeatable manner.

Cloud Foundry Weeklies Series  -  Subscribe  | RSS Feed
Cloud Foundry Weekly: Security Stories with DMZ : Episode 15 - (Video) Cloud Foundry Weekly deep dives into various aspects of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. Get ready for an exciting episode all about data!.  This Week , we had David Zendzian (aka DMZ) join as a special guest star. Check out the discussion of security updates in Cloud Foundry, VMware Tanzu, and the industry in general. 

VMware Tanzu Data Solutions
VMware Tanzu GemFire
Ultra high speed, in-memory data and compute grid - (New Product Page) By optimizing data management, slashing MIPS consumption, and fortifying data safety, Tanzu GemFire empowers organizations to amplify their mainframe investments and meet the demands of the modern era

Upcoming Events and Webinars sorted in Date order below for your convenience with relevant links and information for you to not miss these key happenings.

June 18 - Spring Forward with our next innovation - Discover how App Advisor is redefining how to continuously upgrade your Spring dependencies to eliminate identified vulnerabilities in OSS dependencies even if there are API-breaking changes. 

VMware Tanzu 
June 26 - Accelerating Business Agility with VMWare Tanzu - Join us to learn what businesses are looking for to sustain and grow their digital business and how VMware Tanzu provides consistency, resiliency and a unified control plane for app and platform teams to drive business agility for any app on any infrastructure, at scale. 

VMware Explore 2024 AUGUST 26 – 29, 2024
Early Bird Registration for Las Vegas ends soon! Register Now!!!
Aug 26 -VMware Explore 2024 - Map your next move at the industry’s essential cloud event. Don’t delay.  FAQ , Agenda.

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Tanzu Customer Newsletters - Monthly Product Feature Updates, Demos, Office Hours, Tips, Announcements.  

Tanzu Academy - An on-demand, comprehensive learning hub for platform and application operators to become experts at achieving meaningful outcomes with Tanzu products. Checkout the Academy account management changes and Broadcom login required information in the Blog section.

Spring Academy - The new Spring Academy Pro FREE is live! Check out the details here

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Tanzu Documentation 
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Thanks and Regards,
Aruna Srinivasan (She/Her)
Client Services Consultant - Tanzu Customer Success


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