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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201312001 (2063795)

Details

Release Date:December 22, 2013


Download Filename:
ESXi550-201312001.zip
 
Build:
1474528
1474526 (Security-only)
 
Download Size:
651.2 MB

md5sum:
549b5eb75f1d4d937019d2c28e15a4fe
 
sha1checksum:
c2656b25e2a85799d4aa79ded942d4c322e9487a

Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletins

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 earlier patch and 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
ESXi550-201312401-BG Bug Fix Critical 2063788
ESXi550-201312402-BG Bugfix Important 2063789
ESXi550-201312101-SG Security Critical 2063963
ESXi550-201312102-SG Security Important 2063964

 

Image Profiles

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
ESXi-5.5.0-20131204001-standard
ESXi-5.5.0-20131204001-no-tools
ESXi-5.5.0-20131201001s-standard
ESXi-5.5.0-20131201001s-no-tools

 

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

Solution

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-5.5.0-20131204001-standard image profile, see KB 2063793.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20131204001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2063794.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20131201001s-standard image profile, see KB 2063968.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20131201001s-no-tools image profile, see KB 2063969.

Deployment Considerations

None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed 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.
 
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.

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