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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201501402-BG: Updates tools-light (2099267)

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Details

Release date: Jan 27, 2015

Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2099265.
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:tools-light:5.5.0-2.54.2403361
PRs Fixed 1259109, 1330567, 1367234
Related CVE numbers NA

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • The VMware Tools status for Solaris virtual machine might report an Out of date status error in vSphere Client for new VMware Tools. This is because the ESXi has no AVR manifest for Solaris.

  • When multiple users login to virtual machines running Windows operating systems using the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), VMware Tools might fail with an error similar to the following:

    VMware Tools unrecoverable error: (vthread-3)
    Exception 0xc0000005 (access violation) has occured


  • When a quiesced snapshot is created on a Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine, duplicate disks might be created in the virtual machine.

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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