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VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201209402-BG: Updates tools-light (2032587)

Details

Patch Category Bug Fix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2032584.
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:tools-light:5.0.0-1.22.821926
PRs Fixed 881444, 901683
Related CVE numbers N/A

Solution

This patch updates the tools-light VIB to resolve the following issues:

  • PR881444: Large number of UDP packets are dropped when you use the VMXNET3 adapter in a Linux guest OS on an ESXi 5.0 host.

  • PR901683: After creating Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) virtual machines with the create VM UI wizard and then installing VMware Tools, the guest OS name changes from Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) to Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit).

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.

 

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