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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201504201-BG: Updates esx-base (2112675)

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Details

Release date: Apr 7, 2015

Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Critical
Build For build information, see KB 2112672.
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:esx-base:5.5.0-2.58.2638301
PRs Fixed 1423673, 1424185
Related CVE numbers NA

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • Upgrading from VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201502001 (Build 2456374) or VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201501001 (Build 2403361) to vSphere 6.0 might result in VMware vSAN Data Unavailability. See VMware Knowledge base article 2113024 for more details.

  • The vSAN traces are not generated after you upgrade to VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201502001 (Build 2456374) or VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201501001 (Build 2403361).

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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