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VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch Release ESXi510-201605001 (2141429)

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Release Date: May 24, 2016  

Support for SSLv3 protocol is enabled by default and is configurable.

 Note: To disable SSLv3 in your vSphere environment, you need to update ESXi to ESXi 5.1 patch [3872664] released on 05/24/2016 and update vCenter Server to vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3d first and then manually disable SSLv3 through configuration settings, for more information, see KB 2139396.

 ESXi hosts updated to ESXi 5.1 patch [3872664] released on 05/24/2016 can be managed by older vCenter Server only if SSLv3 is not disabled in ESXi hosts.

VMware highly recommends you to update ESXi hosts to ESXi 5.1 patch [3872664] while managing them from vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3d. 

The following products might not work if SSLv3 is disabled in vSphere 5.1 environment:   

  • Site Recovery Manager   
  • Big Data Extensions 
 For more information on products eligible for SSLv3 disablement with vSphere 5.1, see KB 2145484.

Download Filename: 
Build: 3872664    
Download Size:
620.3 MB

Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes


This release contains general and security-only bulletins. Security-only bulletins are applicable to new security fixes only. No new bug fixes are included, but bug fixes from earlier patch and update releases are included.

If the installation of all new security and bug fixes is required, you must apply all bulletins in this release. In some cases, the general release bulletin will supersede the security- only bulletin. This is not an issue as the general release bulletin contains both the new security and bug fixes.
The bulletin IDs of security-only bulletins end with an “SG” suffix.

Bulletin ID Category Severity Knowledge Base Article
ESXi510-201605401-BG Bug Fix Critical 2141430
ESXi510-201605402-BG Bug Fix Important 2141431
ESXi510-201605101-SG Security Critical 2141432
ESXi510-201605102-SG Security Important 2141434

 Image Profiles

Starting with ESXi 5.0 Update 1, VMware patch and update releases contain general and security-only image profiles. Security-only image profiles are applicable to new security fixes only. No new bug fixes are included, but bug fixes from earlier patch/update releases are included.
The general release image profile supersedes the security-only profile. Application of the general release image profile applies to new security and bug fixes.

The security-only image profiles are identified with the additional "s" identifier in the image profile name.

Image Profile Name Knowledge Base Article

For information on patch and update classification, see KB 2014447.


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch release contains the bug fixes for ESXi. For more information, see the KB articles for the individual bulletins.
For more information on the issues fixed with the:
  • ESXi-5.1.0-20160504001-standard image profile, see KB 2143929.
  • ESXi-5.1.0-20160504001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2143930.
  • ESXi-5.1.0-20160501001s-standard image profile, see KB 2143922.
  • ESXi-5.1.0-20160501001s-no-tools image profile, see KB 2143925.
Compatibility Matrix

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.

Update History

11/24/2016 - Added Compatibility Matrix in Solution.

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