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VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203209-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 net-nx-nic vib (2010822)

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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 Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:net-nx-nic:4.0.557-3vmw.500.1.11.623860
PRs Fixed 729157
Related CVE numbers N/A


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


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the net-nx-nic VIB to resolve the following issue:

Certain versions of VMXNET 3 driver fail to initialize the device when the number of vCPUs is not a power of two. For more details, see KB 2003484.

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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