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VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi50-Update01: VMware ESXi 5.0 Complete Update 1 (2010823)

Details

Release Date: March 15, 2012


Download Filename:
update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01.zip
 
Build:
623860
608089 (Security-only)
 
Download Size:
564MB

md5sum:
55c25bd990e2881462bc5b66fb5f6c39
 
sha1sum:
ecd871bb09b649c6c8c13de82d579d4b7dcadc88

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

Bulletins

This release contains general and security-only bulletins. Security-only bulletins are applicable to new security fixes only. No new bug fixes are included, but bug fixes from prior patch/update releases are included.

If the installation of all new security and bug fixes is required, you must apply all bulletins in this release. In some cases, the general release bulletin will supersede the security- only bulletin. This is not an issue as the general release bulletin contains both the new security and bug fixes.

The security-only bulletins are identified by bulletin IDs that end in “SG”.

 

Bulletin ID Category Severity Knowledge Base Article
ESXi500-201203101-SG
Security
Important
ESXi500-201203102-SG
Security
Moderate
ESXi500-201203103-SG
Security
Important
ESXi500-201203201-UG
Bugfix
Critical
ESXi500-201203202-UG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi500-201203203-UG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi500-201203204-UG
Enhancement
Important
ESXi500-201203205-UG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi500-201203206-UG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi500-201203207-UG
Enhancement
Important
ESXi500-201203208-UG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi500-201203209-UG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi500-201203210-UG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi500-201203211-UG
Bugfix
Important

 

Image Profiles

Starting with ESXi 5.0 Update 1, VMware patch and update releases contain general and security-only image profiles. Security-only image profiles are applicable to new security fixes only. No new bug fixes are included, but bug fixes from earlier patch/update releases are included.

The general release image profile supersedes the security-only profile. Application of the general release image profile applies to new security and bug fixes.

The security-only image profiles are identified with the additional "s" identifier in the image profile name.


Image Profile Name Knowledge Base Article
ESXi-5.0.0-20120301001s-standard
ESXi-5.0.0-20120301001s-no-tools
ESXi-5.0.0-20120302001-standard
ESXi-5.0.0-20120302001-no-tools

 

For information on patch and update classification, see KB 2014447 .

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch release contains the bug fixes for ESXi. For more information, see the KB articles for the individual bulletins.

For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120301001s-standard image profile, see KB 2012673.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120301001s-no-tools image profile, see KB 2012674.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120302001-standard image profile, see KB 2012671.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120302001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2012672.

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 by manually downloading the patch ZIP file from the VMware download page and installing the VIB by using the esxcli software vib command. Additionally, the system can be updated using the image profile and the esxcli software profile command. For details, see the vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples and the vSphere Upgrade Guide.

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