VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203202-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 tools-light vib (2010815)
Release Date: March 15, 2012
|Patch Category||Bug Fix|
|Build||For build information, see KB 2010823.|
|Host Reboot Required||No|
|Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required||No|
|PRs Fixed||729157, 731441, 733126, 753474, 754675, 763732, 791237, 820493|
|Related CVE numbers||N/A|
For information on patch and update classification, see KB 2014447.
- PR 729157: Certain versions of VMXNET 3 driver fail to initialize the device when the number of vCPUs is not a power of two (KB 2003484).
- PR 731441: Mouse movements might cause SVGA messages similar to the following to be repeatedly written to vmware.log:
May 02 12:01:28.464: mks| SVGA: Restoring cursor bypass 3 from vm which took 3->2->3 roundtrip
May 02 12:01:30.468: mks| SVGA: Restoring cursor bypass 3 from vm which took 3->2->3 roundtrip
The I/O generated by this repeated logging might generate increased load on storage systems.
- PR 733126: The customization of the hot clone of a Windows 2008 R2 guest operating system fails with the auto check not found error message, and the virtual machine reboots continuously.
- PR 753474: In certain scenarios, high disk I/O load on Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) disks used with Windows guest operating systems might result in I/O errors. You might see the following error in the Windows Event log:
Operating system returned error 1117 (The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.)
- PR 763732: The GuestInfo component in VMware Tools for Windows might leak memory when the guest operating system has an unreachable DNS server. This memory leak excessively increases the working set memory of the vmtoolsd.exe process.
- PR 791237: VMware Tools installation in non-US-English 32-bit Windows rolls back and fails with MSI error status 1603 (KB 2012665).
- PR 820493: You might not be able to shut down a virtual machine using the Shutdown Guest option from the vSphere Client. The virtual machine displays the It is now safe to turn off your computer message, but does not shut down completely. Running the command vmware-cmd stop vm_vmx soft from the command line also might not shut down the virtual machine. However, the shut down operation works from within the guest operating system.
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.