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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201403202-UG: Updates ESXi 5.5 tools-light vib (2065815)

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Details

Release date: March 11, 2014

Bulletin ID ESXi550-201403202-UG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2065832.
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included

VMware_locker_tools-light_5.5.0-1.15.1623387

PRs Fixed 1053302, 1053397, 1061656, 1095083, 1114634, 1123091, 1125220, 1130590, 1162026
Related CVE numbers N/A

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

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the tools-light VIB to resolve the following issues:

  • PR 1053302: When you attempt a VMware Tools update on an earlier ESXi 5.1.x, the vCenter Protect Agent displays a Unregistering VSS driver warning message, which indicates the use of an unsigned executable. Including the executable to the list of files copied to the install folder resolves this issue.

  • PR 1053397: VMware Tools is updated to provide Oracle Linux 5.x with 2.6.39-200/400 prebuilt kernel modules.

  • PR 1061656: When Receive Side Scaling is enabled on a multi vCPU Windows virtual machine, you see NetPort messages for repeating MAC addresses indicating that ports are being disabled and then re-enabled. In the vmkernel.log , you see messages similar to the following:

    2013-07-08T06:11:58.158Z cpu4:337203)NetPort: 1424: disabled port 0x1000020
    2013-07-08T06:11:58.177Z cpu4:337203)NetPort: 1237: enabled port 0x1000020 with mac xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    2013-07-08T06:12:46.191Z cpu1:337203)NetPort: 1424: disabled port 0x1000020
    2013-07-08T06:12:46.211Z cpu7:337203)NetPort: 1237: enabled port 0x1000020 with mac xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx


    The vmware.log file of virtual machines that use these MAC addresses contain corresponding events similar to the following:

    2013-07-08T06:18:20.175Z| vcpu-1| Ethernet4 MAC Address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    2013-07-08T06:18:20.199Z| vcpu-1| VMXNET3 user: Ethernet4 Driver Info: version = 833450 gosBits = 2 gosType = 2, gosVer = 24848, gosMisc = 212
    2013-07-08T06:18:36.165Z| vcpu-6| Ethernet4 MAC Address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    2013-07-08T06:18:36.187Z| vcpu-6| VMXNET3 user: Ethernet4 Driver Info: version = 833450 gosBits = 2 gosType = 2, gosVer = 24848, gosMisc = 212

    The VMXNET3 network driver is updated in this release.

  • PR 1095083: When Receive Side Scaling is enabled on a multi vCPU Windows virtual machine, you see NetPort messages for repeating MAC addresses indicating that ports are being disabled and then re-enabled. In the vmkernel.log , you see messages similar to the following:

    2013-07-08T06:11:58.158Z cpu4:337203)NetPort: 1424: disabled port 0x1000020
    2013-07-08T06:11:58.177Z cpu4:337203)NetPort: 1237: enabled port 0x1000020 with mac xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    2013-07-08T06:12:46.191Z cpu1:337203)NetPort: 1424: disabled port 0x1000020
    2013-07-08T06:12:46.211Z cpu7:337203)NetPort: 1237: enabled port 0x1000020 with mac xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx


    The vmware.log file of virtual machines that use these MAC addresses contain corresponding events similar to the following:
    2013-07-08T06:18:20.175Z| vcpu-1| Ethernet4 MAC Address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    2013-07-08T06:18:20.199Z| vcpu-1| VMXNET3 user: Ethernet4 Driver Info: version = 833450 gosBits = 2 gosType = 2, gosVer = 24848, gosMisc = 212
    2013-07-08T06:18:36.165Z| vcpu-6| Ethernet4 MAC Address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    2013-07-08T06:18:36.187Z| vcpu-6| VMXNET3 user: Ethernet4 Driver Info: version = 833450 gosBits = 2 gosType = 2, gosVer = 24848, gosMisc = 212

     

    The VMXNET3 network driver is updated in this release.

  • PR 1114634: You might be unable to run Petrel 3D application for oil and gas explorations correctly on a virtual machine due to issues with OpenGL graphics driver.

  • PR 1123091: When you are saving files from a Microsoft Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2010 application to a shared directory on a virtual machine protected by VMware vShield Endpoint and an agentless antivirus solution, you see errors similar to the following:

    File is currently in use. Try again later.
    Cannot save the file to this location.

    Files saved to the share are empty and 0KB in size.

  • PR 1125220: When you run a vmtoolsd query such as vmtoolsd --cmd "info-get guestinfo.ovfEnv", the VMware Tools service might fail. This issue is known to occur on VMware Tools versions 9.0.1 and 9.0.5.

  • PR 1130590: While upgrading the VMware Tools in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 virtual machines, the user is automatically logged out of the virtual machines.

  • PR 1162026: An error similar to the following might be displayed while updating an earlier version of VMware Tools to version 9.0.5 in a RHEL 6.2 (Red Hat Linux Enterprise) virtual machine using RPM (Red Hat Package Manager):

    Error: Package: kmod-vmware-tools-vsock-9.3.3.0-2.6.32.71.el6.x86_64.3.x86_64 (RHEL6-isv)
    Requires: vmware-tools-vsock-common = 9.0.1
    Installed: vmware-tools-vsock-common-9.0.5-1.el6.x86_64 (@/vmware-tools-vsock-common-9.0.5-1.el6.x86_64)
    vmware-tools-vsock-common = 9.0.5-1.el6
    Available: vmware-tools-vsock-common-8.6.10-1.el6.x86_64 (RHEL6-isv)
    vmware-tools-vsock-common = 8.6.10-1.el6
    Available: vmware-tools-vsock-common-9.0.1-3.x86_64 (RHEL6-isv)
    vmware-tools-vsock-common = 9.0.1-3

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.

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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