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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201510401-BG: Updates esx-base (2133825)

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Details

Release date: Oct 6, 2015

Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Critical
Build For build information, see KB 2133824.
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:esx-base:5.5.0-3.71.3116895
PRs Fixed 1520429
Related CVE numbers NA

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the esx-base VIB to resolve an issue where snapshot consolidation or deletion results in the virtual machines running on VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3 hosts to fail with the error: Unexpected signal: 11. You will see an log message similar to the following in the vmware.log file:

[YYYY-MM-DD] Z| vcpu-0| I120: SNAPSHOT: SnapshotDiskTreeFind: Detected node change from 'scsiX:X' to ''.

For further information, see Knowledge Based article 2133118.

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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