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VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch Release ESXi500-201209001 (2032584)


Release Date: September 27, 2012

Download Filename:
822948 (Security-only)
Download Size:
595.3 MB


Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes


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
ESXi500-201209401-BG Bug Fix Important 2032586
ESXi500-201209402-BG Bug Fix Important 2032587
ESXi500-201209403-BG Bug Fix Important 2032588
ESXi500-201209101-SG Security Important 2032596


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


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


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-5.0.0-20120904001-standard image profile, see KB 2032591.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120904001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2032594.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120901001s-standard image profile, see KB 2032597.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.0.0-20120901001s-no-tools image profile, see KB 2032598.

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.

Note: Virtual machines with Win8 installed might not be able to vMotion between ESXi 5.0 U1/ ESXi 5.0 P03 to later releases like ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.0 P04, or ESXi 5.0 U2 due to VM generation counter specification changes made by Microsoft. To resolve this issue, refer to KB 2033723.

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