June 07, 2024

Tanzu What’s New - June 7,2024 Edition

Check out the latest updates from VMware Tanzu, packed with powerful enhancements:VMware Tanzu SKU Updates: Explore our streamlined VMware Tanzu SKUs for better alignment with your needs.VMware Tanzu Product Releases and Security Updates: Our product release section now includes crucial security updates, including CVE GoRouter Denial of Service (CVE-2024-22279).VMware Tanzu RabbitMQ 3.13.3: Announcing the new release! Check out our blog for all the details.VMware Tanzu Redis Name Change: Now called VMware Tanzu for ValKey.Software Knowledge Graph: Discover new features in VMware Tanzu Application Catalog.VMware Explore 2024: Join us in Las Vegas  and  Spring Forward with Innovation!Stay updated, secure, and ready to innovate with VMware Tanzu!


"The future depends on what you do today." - Mahatma Gandhi

VMware Tanzu SKU Updates
End of Availability Notification for existing Tanzu SKUs as of May 6th, 2024

The capabilities of the products are carried forward into the new Tanzu portfolio offerings. Tanzu customers will need to migrate to the new Tanzu SKUs on their next renewal.

If you are an existing customer, but are not up for renewal, no immediate action is required. VMware Tanzu or another division of Broadcom will continue to offer active support through the duration of your subscription period. At the time of renewal, you will benefit from the new Tanzu portfolio offerings outlined in the Specific Program Documentation available in the Broadcom License and Service Terms & Repository site. Your Tanzu Account team will assist in mapping existing licenses to the necessary number of units required for the Tanzu Platform.

Check out the above article for offerings mapping to new Tanzu Platform SKUs and the reference chart.

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.  

VMware Tanzu Product Releases 

Product Name Version Release Date Related Links
VMware Tanzu Platform 
VMware Tanzu Platform Hub SaaS
Application management is now supported for Spring applications running on TAS and Kubernetes. Also Updated navigation to improve user experience.
May Updates N/A

How to Use

Release Notes

VMware Tanzu Data Solution
VMware Tanzu RabbitMQ®
Formerly known as VMware RabbitMQ OVA
Check Release Notes for details.

3.13.3 OCI/OVA


Release Notes
VMware Tanzu RabbitMQ® for Kubernetes 
Formerly known as VMware RabbitMQ for Kubernetes. Check Release Notes for details.



Release Notes
VMware Tanzu for ValKey
Tanzu for Valkey enables developers to provision enterprise-grade Valkey databases by creating instances of the service plans using Apps Manager or the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI).
Name Change Formerly called as VMware Tanzu for Redis

Name Change awareness

Product Page

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 - Security Updates
VMware Tanzu Platform Hub
Newly enabled application management in Tanzu Hub provides the application discovery to also collect SBOM data and enable CVE on library analysis, so that the application views in the hub show security libraries governance dashboards. This is enabled through adding the CycloneDX plugin. 

VMware Tanzu Platform for Cloud Foundry - Security Updates
VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS) 
New Denial of Service Vulnerability 
TNZ-2024-0100: GoRouter Denial of Service (CVE-2024-22279) (Medium Severity) - TAS  GoRouter contains an RFC protocol issue that can lead to a denial of service which was privately reported to Tanzu. Patches are available to remediate this vulnerability in affected Tanzu products. 

Impacted Tanzu Application Service Versions
●        2.11 - TAS: 2.11.42 - 2.11.57, IST: 2.11.36 - 2.11.51
●        2.13 - TAS: 2.13.24 - 2.13.39, IST: 2.13.21 - 2.13.36
●        4.0 - TAS: 4.0.5 - 4.0.23, IST: 4.0.5 - 4.0.23
●        5.0 - TAS: 5.0.0 - 5.0.13, IST: 5.0.0 - 5.0.13
●        6.0 - TAS: 6.0.0 - 6.0.3, IST: 6.0.0 - 6.0.3 

Upgrade to the patched release version, or newer:
●        2.11 - TAS: 2.11.58, IST 2.11.52
●        2.13 - TAS: 2.13.40, IST: 2.13.37
●        4.0 - TAS: 4.0.24, IST: 4.0.24
●        5.0 - TAS: 5.0.14, IST: 5.0.14
●        6.0 - TAS: 6.0.4, IST: 6.0.4
These Tanzu Application Service Release info and Release Notes links were  included in May 31st edition of Tanzu Updates-> Product Releases section.  This CVE info has been updated on those release notes.

VMware Tanzu Data Solutions - Security Updates
VMware Tanzu RabbitMQ®

●         Warm Standby Improvements - Following in the 4Rs mindset of Replication, streams can now be replicated, you can now view warm standby replication metrics and warm standby replication now uses a more secure OAuth2 authentication mechanism 
●        FIPS compliance  - One of the key features exclusive to this 3.13.3 Tanzu RabbitMQ release is compliance with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2. This compliance provides another level of security to RabbitMQ messaging and FIPS 140-2 is provided ‘out of the box’.

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. 

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition (TKGI)
"failed to mount" as ext4 "already contains unknown data" on cluster workloads in TKGI/PKS clusters - Workloads running on TKGI/PKS clusters may become stuck in ContainerCreating or Init state. This error is presented due to disk corruption, which could happen in situations wherein the disks are not unmounted gracefully.

Repairing Bosh Created Persistent Disks of TKGI Worker Nodes - TKGI worker nodes are deployed by bosh and have at least three disks attached to it when no Kubernetes persistent volumes are being used. 

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (Management Cluster)
Old kube-vip pods get stuck in Terminating state after a TKGm cluster upgrade - After performing a TKGm upgrade, old kube-vip pods can get stuck in "Terminating" state. The issue has been seen in TKGm legacy clusters that have been upgraded to v2.3.x and/or v2.4.x. 

VMware Tanzu Data Solutions
VMware Tanzu GemFire
VMware GemFire: Resolving thread exhaustion issues and client timeouts - This article attempts to help resolve issues where you are seeing connection timeouts or thread exhaustion.on-demand-broker-smoke-tests errand fails.

VMware Tanzu Data Solutions
VMware Tanzu GemFire
Revolutionizing Mainframe Performance with VMware Tanzu GemFire: A Game-Changer in Data Management - (Blog) Charlie Black 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. Product Page for GemFire 

VMware Tanzu RabbitMQ
Introducing VMware Tanzu RabbitMQ 3.13 - (Blog) Howard Twine We're excited to announce the latest version - v3.13 of VMware Tanzu RabbitMQ. This new version replaces v1.5 as the latest version.

VMware Tanzu Platform
VMware Tanzu Platform Gives Customers Choice and Flexibility In App Delivery - (Blog) Purnima Padmanabhan, Tanzu Division's VP and GM shares on how Tanzu Platform delivers on the speed and simplicity that developers expect of cloud-based managed services, but with the governance and cost efficiency that enterprises need for their most critical applications. 

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Cloud Foundry Weekly: Data Services: Gemfire, MySQL, Postgres & Rabbit, Oh My! : Episode 14 - (Video) Cloud Foundry Weekly deep dives into various aspects of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. Get ready for an exciting episode all about data! Join us this week with special guests Gregory Green and returning favorite Mark Fynes as we discuss optimizing data services for your apps, explore use cases, and compare the best options between services. Expect fun discussions and live demos. If data's your thing, don't miss this episode! 

VMware Tanzu Application Catalog
Now in VMware Tanzu Application Catalog: a Visual Software Knowledge Graph - (Blog) Brad Bock excited to release new software knowledge graph features in Tanzu Application Catalog which make it easy to organize complex security metadata, with continuous SBOM scanning that helps you quickly discover and act on vulnerability remediations in your open-source software. 

VMware Tanzu CloudHealth
May Product Updates: Rightsizing, Rightsizing, and more Rightsizing! - (Blog) Dan Naperstek This blog is a continuation of our new monthly product update summary series. May 2024 was a busy month at VMware Tanzu CloudHealth, with a significant focus on enhancing our already comprehensive rightsizing capabilities.

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. 

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


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