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VMware ESXi 5.0 Patch Release ESXi500-201112001 (2007680)


Release Date: December 15, 2011

Download Filename:
Download Size:
297.7 MB


Host Reboot Required: Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletin ID Category Knowledge Base Article
ESXi500-201112401-SG Security 2007671
ESXi500-201112402-BG Bug Fix 2007672
ESXi500-201112403-SG Security 2007673
ESXi500-201112404-BG Bug Fix 2007674
ESXi500-201112405-BG Bug Fix 2007675

Image Profile Filenames:
Image Profile Name Knowledge Base Article
ESXi-5.0.0-20111204001-standard 2009330
ESXi-5.0.0-20111204001-no-tools 2009334


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch release contains the bug fixes for ESXi.
For information on issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20111204001-standard image profile, see VMware ESXi 5.0 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.0.0-20111204001-standard (2009330).
For information on issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20111204001-no-tools image profile, see VMWare ESXi 5.0 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.0.0-20111204001-no-tools (2009334).

Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patches to ESXi hosts is through the VMware Update Manager. For details, see the Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager.
ESXi hosts can be updated manually. Download the patch ZIP file from the VMware Download Page.
  1. Go to Search by Release Name or Build Number or Bulletin Name.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select ESXi.
  3. Search for the release name ESXi500-201112001.
  4. Install the VIB by using the esxcli software vib command.

    Note: Additionally, the system can be updated using the image profile and the esxcli software profile command. For more information, see vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples and vSphere Upgrade Guide.

Update History

09/27/2012 - Added how to search for the patch on the VMware Download Page

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