VMware Postgres v13.4 Release Notes

This document describes features, fixes, and known issues in VMware Postgres v13.4.

Release 13.4.1

Release Date: October 21st, 2021

Software Component Versions

VMware Postgres Version Component Component Version
13.4.1 PostgreSQL 13.4
pgBackRest 2.34
pg_auto_failover 1.6.2
Clients psqlODBC 13.01.0000
pgjdbc 42.2.23
Extensions PL/Java 1.5.7
PL/R 8.4.2
Orafce 3.15.1
PostGIS with
geos (v3.8.1),
proj (v4.9.3), gdal (v2.4.4)
3.1.2
Connection Pooler pgbouncer 1.16.0

Features

  • VMware Postgres 13.4.1 updates the pg_auto_failover component to 1.6.2.

Release 13.4.0

Release Date: October 1st, 2021

Software Component Versions

VMware Postgres Version Component Component Version
13.4.0 PostgreSQL 13.4
pgBackRest 2.34
pg_auto_failover 1.5.2
Clients psqlODBC 13.01.0000
pgjdbc 42.2.23
Extensions PL/Java 1.5.7
PL/R 8.4.2
Orafce 3.15.1
PostGIS with
geos (v3.8.1),
proj (v4.9.3), gdal (v2.4.4)
3.1.2
Connection Pooler pgbouncer 1.16.0

Features

  • VMware Postgres 13.4.0 updates the PostgreSQL database version to 13.4. Postgres version 13.4 fixes one important issue:

    • CVE-2021-3677: Fix mis-planning of repeated application of a projection step

    Version 13.4 also includes numerous bug fixes and improvements, as highlighted in Release Notes.

  • This release supports upgrades from previous major versions to 13.4. For more details, see Upgrading VMware Postgres.

  • VMware Postgres 13.4.0 includes pgbouncer version 1.16.0, that provides connection pooling, efficient handling of connections, and internal failover for Postgres instances. For more information, see the pgbouncer documentation.

  • VMware Postgres 13.4.0 updates pg_auto_failover to 1.5.2.

  • VMware Postgres 13.4.0 updates pgBackRest to 2.34.

  • This release updates Orafce to 3.15.1, PL/R to 8.4.2, and PostGIS to 3.1.2.

  • This release updates JDBC to 42.2.23, and ODBC to 13.01.0000.

Changes

  • VMware postgres 13.4 introduces some RPM packaging changes. The location of the installed files on disk has changed from /usr to /opt/vmware/postgres/13, and the names of the installed packages have changed from vmware-postgres to vmware-postgres13. For details on the new upgrade process, see Upgrading from a VMware Postgres Minor Version to a Newer Minor Version.

Upgrading to VMware Postgres 13.4

See Upgrading VMware Postgres for information about the RPM package contents and upgrade instructions.

Known Issues and Limitations

Known Issues and Limitations

  • 884 - pg_auto_failover does not support extra table spaces.
  • 773 - Because a failover scenario requires files in the data directory to to be overwritten, you should store all read-only files outside of the configured data directory. Common read-only files include SSL certificates, keys, or different configuration files for primary and mirrors.
  • PostGIS 10.x, 11.x, 12.x users cannot upgrade to Postgres 14.1.0.
  • VMware does not support using the deprecated XML2 module.
  • All software components in this release, including the client ODBC and JDBC drivers, are supported only on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7 and CentOS 7 systems.