Unified Access Gateway Updates

Welcome back to this post about the latest new features of the VMware UAG.

In an earlier post I went through all the new features of the products from version 3.9
The reason I post these updates (which can also be seen on the release notes page of VMware itself) is that, to be honest, I am not always checking release notes for new versions of products. Often the products do what they need to do, but when you are digging into the release notes you will think ow wow those features are great / awesome! Did not know that… So I hope by blogging these updates you will get exited to about these new features 🙂

Let’s see what those new 2 versions have for us:

Version 2212:

  • Enhancements to deployment on cloud platforms.
    • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
      • Added support for deploying Unified Access Gateway image on a GCP project when the image is managed from a different project.
      • Added support for GCP’s shared VPC configurations to be leveraged when deploying Unified Access Gateway on GCP.
    • Microsoft Azure
      • Added capability for deployment to a specific availability zone on Microsoft Azure.
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
      • Added support for deployment from AWS Cloud Shell.
  • Added support for deployment with PowerShell 7 (version 7.2.7) from an Ubuntu machine.
  • Added support in VMware Tunnel for IPv6 subnets in Server Traffic Rules and when performing validation of Device Traffic Rules.
  • When Unified Access Gateway is used as a service provider for SAML integration, Unified Access Gateway’s service provider identity will change when the TLS certificate is refreshed. This aids in the overall IDP and SP certificate refresh workflow and avoids production downtime.
  • Added support for configuring unique settings per Syslog or MQTT server definition.
  • Improved support for special characters in Workspace ONE UEM API server password.
  • Troubleshooting enhancements and logging improvements.
  • Updates to Photon OS package versions and Java component versions.

Version 2303:

  • Enhancements to the existing command line utilities for making configuration changes:
    • adminpwd command (used to reset password of admin and monitoring users) now supports an option to force the user to change the password on first login.
    • adminreset command (used to reset the admin interface settings back to the default settings for password authentication) now supports granular options to reset the individual configurations (like admin TLS certificate, admin SAML configuration, and TLS settings).
  • Added an option in VMware Per-App Tunnel Settings to control if automatic configuration updates from Workspace ONE UEM console are applied.
  • Added support to allow configuration of TLS settings used in communication with Workspace ONE UEM console for pulling initial configurations of VMware Per-App Tunnel, Content Gateway, and Secure Email Gateway edge services.
  • Added support for deployment with PowerShell version 7.3 from an Ubuntu machine.
  • End of Support Life for VMware Tunnel Proxy. The VMware Per-App Tunnel component includes support for the same use cases as VMware Tunnel Proxy component. 
  • Logging improvements and troubleshooting enhancements.
  • Updates to Photon OS package versions and Java component versions.

Again nice updates VMware for this version of the UAG, I will soon create a post with the latest UAG installed to see all items in real live. Stay tuned!

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