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VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201212204-UG: Updates VMware ESXi 5.0 net-ixgbe vib (2033756)


Release Date: December 20, 2012

Patch Category Bug Fix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2033751.
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:net-ixgbe_2.
PRs Fixed 860684, 900239
Related CVE numbers N/A
For more information on patch and update classification, see KB 2014447.


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the net-ixgbe VIB to resolve the following issues:

  • PR 860684: When you try to enable flow control on the Intel 82599EB Gigabit Ethernet controller, the ixgbe driver incorrectly sets the flow control mode to priority-based flow control in which the flow control is always disabled. As the result, the error message Cannot set device pause parameters: Invalid argument appears when you try to enable flow control.
  • PR 900239: When you install X520-DA2 network interface card with ixgbe driver on HP DL580 server ESX host fails with a purple screen. This happens because of the delay in programming of VLAN filter on ixgbe driver of a physical network interface card.
Deployment Considerations
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table above.
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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