VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201512001 (2135410)
Release Date: December 8, 2015
Important: Always upgrade vCenter Server to version 5.5 Update 3b before you update ESXi to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b to avoid issues due to interoperability implication relating to SSLv3 disablement.
vCenter Server will not be able to manage ESXi 5.5 Update 3b hosts if you update the ESXi hosts before updating vCenter Server to version 5.5 Update 3b. VMware best practices states that the vCenter Server should be upgraded prior to upgrading the managed ESXi hosts. For more information, see After upgrading an ESXi 5.5 host to Update 3b and later, the host is no longer manageable by vCenter Server (2140304)
For more information on the order in which to upgrade your vSphere environment, see Update sequence for VMware vSphere 5.5 and its compatible VMware products (2057795).
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 prior patch/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 bulletin IDs of security-only bulletins end with an “SG” suffix.
|Bulletin ID||Category||Severity||Knowledge Base Article|
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|
For information on patch and update classification, see KB 2014447.
Summaries and Symptoms
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20151204001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2135798.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20151201001s-standard image profile, see KB 2135799.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20151201001s-no-tools image profile, see KB 2135800.