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VMware ESXi-5.5, Patch ESXi-5.5.0-20151201001s-no-tools (2135800)

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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.

Profile Name
For build information, see KB 2135410.
VMware, Inc.
Release Date
December 08, 2015
Acceptance Level
Affected Hardware
Affected Software
Affected VIBs
  • VMware:esx-base: 5.5.0-3.75.3247226
PRs Fixed
1479098, 1519561, 1521150
Related CVE numbers


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch resolves the following issues: 

  • OpenSSL version is updated to openssl-1.0.1p.
  • All services configuration for SSL/TLS is  now persistent for both stateless and stateful ESXi using Hostprofile Except Hostd.

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