VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch Release ESXi500-201209001 (2032584)
Release Date: September 27, 2012
Host Reboot 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|
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
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
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.