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Release Date: December 8, 2020

Breaking Change: Before you upgrade to VMware Tanzu SQL with MySQL for VMs v2.10, make sure that your apps support connecting to the MySQL database using TLS v1.2. This might require updating the MySQL connector. For example, if you are using MySQL Connector/J, use MySQL Connector/J v8.0.8 or later or v5.1.44 or later.


New features and changes in this release:

  • External access to the MySQL database through Service-Gateway: By enabling service-gateway access, operators and developers can allow MySQL service instances to be accessed from outside VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs platform. For more information, see About Service-Gateway Access.

  • Option to restrict MySQL client connections to TLS v1.2: When TLS is enabled, operators can choose to enforce TLS v1.2 as the minimum TLS version for client connections. Connections that use the TLS v1.1 protocol or older are then rejected by the MySQL server.

  • Backup artifacts are organized under subfolders in external storage: Previously, the Application Developer Backup and Restore (ADBR) feature stored backup artifacts in the root directory in external storage. For easier navigation, backup artifacts are now stored under p.mysql > service-instance_GUID > yyyy > mm > dd. Old backup artifacts stored in the root directory can still be accessed through the cf CLI using the adbr plugin.

  • Multi‑Site Replication GA: The Multi‑Site Replication feature is officially generally available in this release. There have been no changes to the feature since v2.9.1.

  • Percona Server: Upgraded to v5.7.31–34.

  • Percona XtraDB Cluster: Upgraded to v5.7.31–34.

Known Issues

This release has the following issues:

  • MySQL Connector/J 8.0.13 and later does not verify TLS connections: If you use MySQL Connector/J 8.0.13 or later with Tanzu SQL for VMs, you must modify the JDBC URL in VCAP_SERVICES to include sslMode=VERIFY_IDENTITY and verifyServerCertificate=true.

    For more information about JDBC URL syntax, see the MySQL documentation. For more information about VCAP_SERVICES, see MySQL Environment Variables.
  • Plan 1 must be active: If you set Plan 1 to Inactive in the VMware Tanzu SQL with MySQL for VMs tile, your installation fails when you apply changes. To fix this issue, ensure that Plan 1 is always configured.


The following components are compatible with this release:

Component Version
Percona Server5.7.31–34
Percona XtraDB Cluster5.7.31-34
Percona XtraBackup2.4.20

* Components marked with an asterisk have been updated

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