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VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203205-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 misc-drivers vib (2010818)

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Release Date: March 15, 2012
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2010823.
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:misc-drivers:5.0.0-1.11.623860
PRs Fixed 814402
Related CVE numbers N/A

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


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the misc-drivers VIB to resolve the following issue:

On a Dell server that is running on Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode, if you boot an ESXi host installed with OMSA, the BIOS tab on OMSA does not display certain options such as NIC and NUM lock.

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 .

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