VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch Release ESXi510-201210001 (2034548)
Release Date: Oct 24, 2012
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes
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Summaries and SymptomsThis patch release contains fixes for ESXi. For more information, see the KB articles for the individual bulletins.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.1.0-20121004001-standard image profile, see KB 2034550.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.1.0-20121004001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2034551.
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.