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VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi-6.0.0-20160301001s-standard (2142194)

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Profile Name
For build information, see KB 2142184.
VMware, Inc.
Release Date
Mar 15, 2016
Acceptance Level
Affected Hardware
Affected Software
Affected VIBs
  • VMware:esx-base:6.0.0-1.31.3568943
  • VMware:tools-light:6.0.0-1.31.3568943
PRs Fixed
1519560, 1538431, 1555277, 1561776, 1580823, 1600284, 1607985
Related CVE numbers


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch resolves the following issues:

  • When you modify the configuration to enable or disable TLS protocols using host profile, the changes are not retained after a host reboot and cannot be auto deployed on other hosts.

  • The ESXi NTP package is updated to version 4.2.8p4.

  • The zlib version is updated to version 1.2.8.

  • The OpenSSH version is updated to 7.1p1.

  • The libPNG library is updated to libpng-1.6.20.

  • Attempts to perform vMotion might fail after you upgrade from ESXi 5.0 or 5.1 to 6.0 Update 1 or later releases. An error message similar to the following is displayed in the vmware.log file:

    failed to add memory page 0x201 to VM: Bad parameter

  • The IO Filter VASA Provider (iofiltervip) reads and combines the certificate and private key files to generate the pem file. If the certificate file does not end with a new line an invalid pem file is created which OpenSSL does not recognize. This in turn results in an error which prevents iofiltervp from initializing.

Deployment Considerations

None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table above.

Patch Download and Installation

An ESXi system can be updated using the image profile, by using the esxcli software profile command. For details, see the vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples and the VMware vSphere Upgrade Guide. ESXi hosts can also be updated by manually downloading the patch ZIP file from the Patch Manager Download Portal and installing the VIB by using the esxcli software vib command.

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