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Security patch for VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Update 2 (2138599)

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Release Date: March 15, 2016

Security and Third Party (TP) patch for vCenter Server containing security fixes and Third Party Product (e.g. JRE, tcServer, and SLES OS components)

This patch is applicable for vCenter Server Appliance, Platform Services Controller Appliance, vCenter Server for Windows, Platform Services Controller for Windows, and vSphere Update Manager. For full product patch see KB 2138600


For vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Appliances

Download Filename VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance- 
Build 3634791
Download Size 200.7 MB
md5sum 5bf2de3379f5e291706055fbecf3708f 
sha1checksum 589c0f4371562c185e08b5e232c5946971a3290c 

These vCenter Server components depend on JRE and has to be patched: 
  • Platform Services Controller  
  • Management Service Controller 

Download and Installation 

You can download this patch by going to the VMware Patch Download Center and choosing VC from the Search by Product drop down.       

  1. Attach VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance- file to vCenter Server Appliance   
  2. Go to command prompt and run the commands given below:     
    1. To stage ISO:
                    software-packages stage --iso       
    2. To see  the staged content:
                    software-packages list --staged       
    3. To  install the staged rpms:
                    software-packages install --staged    

For more information on patching the vCenter Server Appliance, see Patching the vCenter Server Appliance

For more information on staging patches, see Stage Patches to vCenter Server Appliance 

For more information on installing patches, see Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches

For more information on patching using the Appliance Management Interface, see Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Management Interface

For vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller for Windows

Download Filename VMware-VIMPatch-6.0.0-3460911-20160301.iso 
Build 3460911
Download Size 87.4 MB
md5sum 5767ea61a9c7cc82914cd38c8d5cfe21
sha1checksum 8bf47ea670263a718a648a26e6edc7f3eb95f8e9

These vCenter Server components depend on JRE and has to be patched:

  • Platform Services Controller 
  • Management Service Controller 
  • vSphere Update Manager

Download and Installation

You can download this patch by going to the VMware Patch Download Center and choosing VC from the Search by Product drop down.

VIMPATCH package provides an autorun with Patch All button. 

  1. Mount the VMware-VIMPatch-6.0.0-3460911-20160301.iso to the system where the vCenter Server component is installed. 
  2. Double-click ISO_mount_directory/autorun.exe

vCenter Server Java Components Update wizard opens.   

  1. Click Patch All.

When you double-click the Patch All button, patches are applied to the existing products by launching the corresponding Windows installer packages. Autorun displays the patch results at the end.


  • During the patch process, the Management Software undergoes a downtime as the patch restarts the services. 
  • vSphere Update Manager activities like Remediation of Hosts etc., are not supported while patching vSphere Update Manager. 
  • Systems where all vCenter Server components exist on a single system (Simple Install system), VIMPATCH can be applied only once to update all components. On a distributed system, you need to patch the components on each system individually.

For more information see, Update the Java Components with VIMPatch.

Note: The preceding link was correct as of September 08, 2015. If you find the link is broken, provide a feedback and a VMware Employee will update the link.
This deliverable can be used to update the JRE version of vCenter Server 6.0 and vSphere Update Manager 6.0.

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