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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201509102-SG: Updates tools-light (2116271)

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Details

Release date: Sep 16, 2015

Patch Category Security
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2110231.
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:tools-light:5.5.0-2.65.3029837
PRs Fixed 1367234
Related CVE numbers NA

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the tools-light VIB to resolve an issue where attempts to perform a quiesced snapshot on a virtual machine running Microsoft Windows 2008 or later might fail and the VM might panic with a blue screen and error message similar to the following:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.


For more information, see Knowledge Base article 2115997.

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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