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VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-201210401-BG (2034549)

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Release date: Oct 24, 2012

Bulletin ID ESXi510-201210401-BG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information see KB 2034548
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:esx-base:5.1.0-0.5.838463
PRs Fixed 919634, 922576, 923756
Related CVE numbers N/A


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the esx-base VIB to resolve the following issues:

  • PR919634: When you perform an upgrade from vSphere 5.0 to vSphere 5.1 with PowerPath/VE 5.7 or PowerPath/VE 5.7 P01 already present and attempt to unclaim and claim these PowerPath devices, the ESXi host might fail with a purple diagnostics screen¬†displaying these¬†messages:

    @BlueScreen: #PF Exception 14 in world 75363:sfcb-CIMXML- IP 0xNNNNNNNNNNNN addr 0x0
    Code start: 0xNNNNNNNNNNNN VMK uptime: 1:00:39:33.568
    0xNNNNNNNNNNNN:[0xNNNNNNNNNNNN]UserVmfs_FcntlLock@< None>#< None>+0x6c stack: 0x0
    0xNNNNNNNNNNNN:[0xNNNNNNNNNNNN]UserObj_FDClose@< None>#< None>+0x158 stack: 0x0
    0xNNNNNNNNNNNN:[0xNNNNNNNNNNNN]UserObj_EarlyCartelCleanup@< None>#< None>+0x39 stack: 0x4122198dbe20
    0xNNNNNNNNNNNN:[0xNNNNNNNNNNNN]UserModuleTableRun@< None>#< None>+0x8a stack: 0x4122198dbe60
    0xNNNNNNNNNNNN:[0xNNNNNNNNNNNN]User_ExitDeadThread@< None>#< None>+0x138 stack: 0x4100198c0ff0
    0xNNNNNNNNNNNN:[0xNNNNNNNNNNNN]UserKernelExit@< None>#< None>+0x7d stack: 0x41802adb7d19
    0xNNNNNNNNNNNN:[0xNNNNNNNNNNNN]User_LinuxSyscallHandler@< None>#< None>+0x31a stack: 0x0
    0xNNNNNNNNNNNN:[0xNNNNNNNNNNNN]User_LinuxSyscallHandler@vmkernel#nover+0x19 stack: 0xff8e1308
    0xNNNNNNNNNNNN:[0xNNNNNNNNNNNN]gate_entry@vmkernel#nover+0x63 stack: 0x0
    base fs=0x0 gs=0xNNNNNNNNNNNN Kgs=0x0"

  • PR922576: When you perform an upgrade from vSphere 5.0 to vSphere 5.1 with PowerPath/VE 5.7 or PowerPath/VE 5.7 P01 already present, persistent settings, such as load balancing policy or feature enable/disable, are not preserved across reboots.

  • PR923756: When the View Storage Accelerator feature is enabled in View, Multiple Content-Based Read Cache (CBRC) disable requests issued from View to hostd might cause View to lose connectivity to an ESXi host.

Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patch bulletin 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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