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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201512102-SG: Updates tools-light (2135796)

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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 Security Fix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2135410.
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware: tools-light_5.5.0-3.75.3247226
PRs Fixed NA
Related CVE numbers NA


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the tools-light VIB to include the security and non-security related fixes in VMware Tools version 10.0.0. Refer to the VMware Tools 10.0.0 Release Notes to see the issues resolved in this release.

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