VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-201304202-UG: Updates VMware ESXi 5.1 tools-light vib (2041622)
Release date: Apr 25, 2013
|Build||For build information, see KB 2041632.|
|Host Reboot Required||No|
|Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required||No|
|VIBs Included||VMware: tools-light|
|PRs Fixed||833486, 907153, 917975, 926630, 935772, 935773, 940063, 942234, 948200, 956135, 958177, 962946, 963307|
|Related CVE numbers||N/A|
For more information on patch and update classification, see KB 2014447.
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch updates the tools-light VIB to resolve the following issues:
- PR833486: If non-executable files are present in the backupScripts.d folder, VMware Tools might crash while taking a quiesced snapshot of a virtual machine.
- PR907153: After you create Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) virtual machines and install VMware Tools, the guest operating system name changes from Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) to Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit).
- PR917975: For use with VDDK, VMware Tools sometimes installed an older version of Microsoft's Visual C++ runtime library on the backup proxy, even if a newer version was already installed. For example, VMware Tools installed runtime version 9.0.30729.4148 even when version 9.0.30729.6161 existed on the proxy virtual machine.
This issue is resolved in this release. If a newer version of the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime library is available on a virtual machine, VMware Tools does not install an old version.
- PR926630: When multiple VLANs are configured for network interface in Linux guest operating system, VMware Tools might leak memory.
- PR935772: When VMware Tools is installed on virtual machine such as SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1, the file permission attribute of /etc/fstab might change from 644 to 600.
- PR935773: VMware Tools includes a shared library file named libdnet. When certain other software program such as Dell OpenManage software is installed, another shared library with the same name is created on the file system. When VMware Tools loads, it loads Dell OpenManage software's libdnet.so.1 library instead of VMware Tools libdnet.so. As a result the guest OS information might not be displayed in the Summary tab of vSphere Client, and the NIC information might also not be displayed.
- PR940063: On an ESX/ESXi host earlier than version 5.1 and with a virtual machine running Windows guest operating system, if you upgrade only VMware Tools to version 5.1, a warning message similar to the following might be displayed in Windows Event Viewer:
[ warning] [vmusr:vmusr] vmware::tools::UnityPBRPCServer::Start: Failed to register with the host!
- PR942234: Solaris 11 virtual machines with VMXNET3 network adapter might write messages to the /var/adm/messages. The error message similar to the following might be displayed in the system log: vmxnet3s: [ID 654879 kern.notice] vmxnet3s:1: getcapab(0x200000) -> no
This issue is repeated in every 30 seconds.
- PR948200: You might not find the Pre-built modules (PBMs) for Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems on ESXi 5.1 host.
- PR956135: VMware Tools displays the following error message when you attempt to reboot after installing View Agent:
VMWare Tools unrecoverable error: (vthread-3)
- PR958177: VMware Tools drivers are not compiled as the VMware Tools installation scripts are unable to identify the new kernel header path with Linux kernel version 3.7. This might cause VMware Tools installation to fail.
- PR962946: Customization of guest operating system might fail when deployed from some non-English versions of Windows guest operating systems templates, such as the French version of Microsoft Windows 7, the Russian version of Microsoft Windows 7 and the French version of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 guest operating systems. This issue occurs when the VMware Tools service vmtoolsd.exe fails.
- PR963307: When configuring a remote performance log on guest operating systems like Windows Vista or later running as an administrative user, the names and descriptions of the VM Processor and VM Memory counters might not be displayed in the Windows Performance Monitor (perfmon) console.
This happens when the Windows guest operating system is installed with a locale different from en_us and de. This issue occurs with VMware Tools version 126.96.36.199.
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table above.
Patch Download and Installation
The typical way to apply patch bulletin 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.