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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201404402-BG: Updates tools-light (2076122)

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Release date: April 19, 2014

Patch Category Bug Fix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2076120.
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:tools-light:5.5.0-1.16.1746018
PRs Fixed 1173451
Related CVE numbers N/A


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the tools-light VIB to resolve an issue where after you install VMware Tools on a virtual machine running on ESXi 5.5 host, the ISO image entry might not be removed from the VMX file even though the CD has been ejected and the CD-ROM has been disconnected.

This patch resolves this issue for newly created virtual machines. For existing virtual machines with ISO image entry already present in the VMX file or if a stale entry of the iso path is present on the vSphere Web Client or the vSphere Client, you must run the script to remove the entry as described in KB 2076512.

Note: To completely resolve this issue, you must install both the esx-base VIB (ESXi550-201404401-SG) and tools-light VIB (ESXi550-201404402-BG) bulletins of this patch.

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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