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VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201509202-UG: Updates tools-light (2124717)

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Release date: Sep 10, 2015

Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2124715.
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:tools-light:6.0.0-1.17.3029758
PRs Fixed 1419826, 1477118
Related CVE numbers NA


Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • Attempts to install or upgrade to VMware Tools version 9.10.0 available in ESXi 6.0 might fail on Dutch version of Windows Server 2008 R2. An error message similar to the following is displayed:

    VMware Tools Setup Wizard ended prematurely

  • When you perform a quiesced snapshot of a Linux virtual machine, the VM might fail after the snapshot operation. The following error messages are logged in the vmware.log file:

    <YYYY-MM-DD>T<TIME>Z| vmx| I120: SnapshotVMXTakeSnapshotComplete: done with snapshot 'smvi_UUID': 0
    <YYYY-MM-DD>T<TIME>Z| vmx| I120: SnapshotVMXTakeSnapshotComplete: Snapshot 0 failed: Failed to quiesce the virtual machine (40).
    <YYYY-MM-DD>T<TIME>Z| vmx| I120: GuestRpcSendTimedOut: message to toolbox timed out.
    <YYYY-MM-DD>T<TIME>Z| vmx| I120: Vix: [18631 guestCommands.c:1926]: Error VIX_E_TOOLS_NOT_RUNNING in MAutomationTranslateGuestRpcError(): VMware Tools are not running in the guest

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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