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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201512402-BG: Updates ehci-ehci-hcd (2135792)

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Release date: December 08, 2015

Important: Always upgrade vCenter Server to version 5.5 Update 3b before you update ESXi to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b to avoid issues due to interoperability implication relating to SSLv3 disablement.

vCenter Server will not be able to manage ESXi 5.5 Update 3b hosts if you update the ESXi hosts before updating vCenter Server to version 5.5 Update 3b. VMware best practices states that the vCenter Server should be upgraded prior to upgrading the managed ESXi hosts. For more information, see ESXi 5.5 Update 3b and later hosts are no longer manageable after upgrade (2140304).

For more information on the order in which to upgrade your vSphere environment, see Update sequence for VMware vSphere 5.5 and its compatible VMware products (2057795).

For more information surrounding the SSLv3 disablement, refer to VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3b Release Notes and VMware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 3b Release Notes.

Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2135410.
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware: ehci-ehci-hcd: 1.0-3vmw.550.3.78.3248547
  • VMware: misc-drivers: 5.5.0-3.78.3248547
  • VMware: net-e1000e:
  • VMware: xhci-xhci:1.0-3vmw.550.3.78.324854
PRs Fixed 1514513
Related CVE numbers NA


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the VIBs ehci-ehci-hcd, misc-drivers, net-e1000e, and xhci-xhci to provide the following enhancements:

  • Enhancements to xhci driver for USB 3.0 controllers on Apple MacPro 6.1 Servers. Support for USB 3.0 controllers is available on Intel Xeon E3 v5 (E3-1200/E3-1500 V5) processor series code named Skylake-S based servers.
    To enable the USB 3.0 functionality, you need to install all the vibs packaged in this bulletin.
  • The Intel SunrisePt NICs, Intel I219-V and I219-LM LOM names have been corrected on Intel Skylake-S based servers.

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