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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403211-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 net-tg3 vib (2072575)

Details

Release date: March 11, 2014

Bulletin ID ESXi550-201403211-UG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Critical
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_net-tg3_3.123c.v55.5-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387

PRs Fixed 1196425
Related CVE numbers N/A

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

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the net-tg3 VIB to resolve the issue when the TSO capability is enabled in tg3 driver, the tg3 NICs might corrupt the data going through them. The TSO capability is disabled for tg3 NICs.

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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