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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201505002 (2114245)

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Release Date: May 8, 2015


Download Filename:
ESXi550-201505002.zip
 
Build:
2718055
2702869 (security only)
 
Download Size:
659.1 MB

md5sum:
fa70772d4bee49eb286258883c7cf950
 
sha1checksum:
8ebdc5634ed020f91e40228165e0848b2b1f7f35

Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletins

This release contains general and security-only bulletins. Security-only bulletins are applicable to new security fixes only. No new bug fixes are included, but bug fixes from earlier patch and update releases are included.

If the installation of all new security and bug fixes is required, you must apply all bulletins in this release. In some cases, the general release bulletin will supersede the security- only bulletin. This is not an issue as the general release bulletin contains both the new security and bug fixes.

The security-only bulletins are identified by bulletin IDs that end in “SG”.

 

Bulletin ID

Category

Severity

Knowledge Base Article

ESXi550-201505401-BG
Bugfix
Critical
ESXi550-201505402-BG
Bugfix
Critical
ESXi550-201505403-BG
Bugfix
Critical
ESXi550-201505404-BG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi550-201505101-SG
Security
Important

 

Image Profiles

VMware patch and update releases contain general and security-only image profiles. Security-only image profiles are applicable to new security fixes only. No new bug fixes are included, but bug fixes from earlier patch/update releases are included.

The general release image profile supersedes the security-only profile. Application of the general release image profile applies to new security and bug fixes.

The security-only image profiles are identified with the additional "s" identifier in the image profile name.


Image Profile Name Knowledge Base Article
ESXi-5.5.0-20150504001-standard
ESXi-5.5.0-20150504001-no-tools
ESXi-5.5.0-20150501001s-standard
ESXi-5.5.0-20150501001s-no-tools

 

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

 

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch release contains the bug fixes for ESXi. For more information, see the KB articles for the individual bulletins.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20150504001-standard image profile, see KB 2114251.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20150504001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2114253.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20150501001s-standard image profile, see KB 2114256.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20150501001s-no-tools image profile, see KB 2114257.

Deployment Considerations

If you have applied VMware ESXi 5.5 Patch Release ESXi550-201504002 (build number: 2702864) released on Apr 30, 2015, earlier, an error message similar to the following is displayed in VMware vSphere Update Manager when you apply the bulletins from this patch.

Cannot download software packages from patch source. Check the events and the Update Manager log for download details.

To resolve this issue, follow the steps provided in VMware vSphere Update Manager recalled patch process (KB 2116773).

ESXi 5.5 Patch Release ESXi550-201504002 (build number: 2702864) was recalled to resolve an issue described in After upgrading to VMware ESXi 5.5 Patch Release ESXi550-201504002, virtual machines using VMware NSX for vSphere 6.x or Cisco Nexus 1000v are unable to communicate across hosts (KB 2116370).

Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patches to ESXi hosts is through the VMware vSphere 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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