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VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201507403-BG: Updates tools-light (2117541)

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Details

Release date: July 07, 2015

Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Critical
Build For build information, see KB 2111982.
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:tools-light:6.0.0-0.11.2809209
PRs Fixed 1381957, 1399964, 1400526, 1420162, 1421086, 1437136
Related CVE numbers NA

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • After installing VMware Tools on a Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 guest operating system, attempts to open telnet using the start telnet://xx.xx.xx.xx command fails with the following error message:

    Make sure the virtual machine's configuration allows the guest to open host applications

  • The vShield Endpoint drivers are renamed as Guest Introspection drivers and two of these drivers, NSX File Introspection driver (vsepflt.sys) and NSX Network Introspection driver (vnetflt.sys), can be installed separately now. This allows you to install the file driver without installing the network driver.

  • When you use Unidesk in conjunction with VMware View or vSphere with vShield Endpoint enabled, applications such as QuickTime might experience a slowdown in performance. This is due to an interoperability issue that is triggered when the Unidesk volume serialization filter driver and the vShield driver are present on the stack. For each file opened by the application, even if it is just for reading the attributes, the vShield driver calls FltGetFileNameInformation, causing further processing to be performed on the files. As a result, Unidesk driver opens directories and causes an overall application performance degradation.

  • IPv6 Router Advertisements (RA) do not function as expected when tagging 802.1q with VMXNET3 adapters on a Linux virtual machine as the IPv6 RA address intended for the VLAN interface is delivered to the base interface.

  • Quiesced snapshot might fail due to a race condition during snapshot initialization. An error message similar to the following is displayed on the Tasks and Events tab of the vCenter Server:

    An error occurred while saving the snapshot

    You might also see the following information in the guest event log:

    System Event Log
    Source: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
    Event ID: 10010
    Level: Error
    Description:
    The server {nnnnnnnn-nnnn-nnnn-nnnn-nnnnnnnnnnnn} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

  • 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.


    This patch resolves the issue. For more information, see KB 2115997.

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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