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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403205-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 scsi-mpt2sas vib (2065817)


Release date: March 11, 2014

Bulletin ID ESXi550-201403205-UG
Patch Category Bug Fix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2065832.
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_14.00.00.00-3vmw.550.1.15.1623387
PRs Fixed 1006864, 1110165
Related CVE numbers N/A

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


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the scsi-mpt2sas VIB to resolve the following issues:

  • PR 1110165 : When you install or reboot after installing the mpt2sas driver on Atmos hardware (Intel s2600jf, LSI 9200-8e) with ESXi 5.5, it might result in a purple diagnostic screen.

  • PR 1006864: This patch updates the mpt2sas driver. For the update to take effect you also need to install the ESXi550-201403201-UG bulletin.

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.

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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