VMware ESXi 5.0 Patch ESXi500-201112402-BG: Updates tools-light (2007672)
Release date: December 15, 2011
|Patch Category||Bug Fix|
|Build||For build information, see KB 2007680.|
|Host Reboot Required||No|
|Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required||No|
|PRs Fixed||710385, 725598, 730074, 730103, 739387, 740224, 745747, and 750309|
|Related CVE numbers||N/A|
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch updates the tools-light VIB to update the pre-built kernel driver modules for Ubuntu 10.04.3, Ubuntu 11.04, and Ubuntu 11.10. In addition, it also resolves the following issues:
- When VMware Tools installed on a Windows XP virtual machine running on an ESXi 5.0 host patched with ESXi500-201109001 is upgraded using the automatic upgrade option, a warning message similar to the following might be displayed in the Software Installation window of the virtual machine:
The software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP.
This issue also occurs when VMware Tools is installed by using the Install/Upgrade Tools option and selecting the complete mode, or custom mode with LSI driver selected.
- When vShield Endpoint driver is installed using the VMware Tools installer, the Endpoint driver might fail to load (before the virtual machine is rebooted) as it is installed before the VMCI driver is installed and loaded. This patch resolves the issue by installing the VMCI driver before installing the Endpoint driver.
- When a virtual machine with Windows 2003 guest operating system is installed with a Windows XP display driver model (XPDM) driver, the virtual machine might stop responding with a malloc() in vmx_fb.dll error and fails with a blue screen and STOP 8E vmx_fb.dll error.
This patch updates the VMware display driver version to 18.104.22.168.
- VMXNET 3 driver versions 22.214.171.124-k to 126.96.36.199-k fail to activate the device if the number of vCPUs that you assign to a virtual machine is not a power of two. You might see an error message similar to the following while running the demsg command:
Failed to activate dev eth0:error 1
An error message similar to the following might be written to vmware.log:
VMXNET3 user: failed to activate Ethernet1 with status 0xbad0007
- The VMware tools installer of 32-bit Ubuntu 11.10 might not be able to install pre-built kernel modules, so it searches for gcc and kernel headers in order to compile kernel modules. Ensure that gcc and kernel headers are installed in Ubuntu 11.10 system before installing VMware tools.
This issue does not exist with 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10.
- For Ubuntu 11.10 with generic-pae kernel, the Operating System Specific Package (OSP) name of VMware Tools is vmware-tools-esx-kmods-3.0.0-12.20-generic-pae.
For example, to install VMware Tools OSP you need to use the command sudo apt-get install vmware-tools-esx-kmods-3.0.0-12.20-generic-pae.
- When installing VMware Tools on Ubuntu 11.10 or Ubuntu 11.04, the authentication of the VMware Tools packages might fail. Enter y to proceed with the installation of the packages without authentication.
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.