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VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201608001 (2145663)

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Details

Important: If you are considering to install this patch in an environment with NSX for vSphere, see vsfwd connection to the NSX Manager fails (2146873).

Release Date: Aug 4, 2016

Download Filename:
ESXi600-201608001.zip
 
Build:
4192238
4179598 (Security only)
 
Download Size:
721.5 MB

md5sum:
5eb316fe40a4208460bc451756f584ba
 
sha1checksum:
eefc1d0883ec94ef8a49a8898fa8ed9817a32817

Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletins

This release contains general and security-only bulletins.

Apply the general bulletins to install all the new bug fixes. In some cases, the general release bulletin supersedes the security-only bulletin. This is not an issue as the general release bulletin contains both the new security and general bug fixes.

Apply the security-only bulletins to install only the security fixes of this release. Security-only bulletins contain only the new security fixes of this release and all the security and general bug fixes from the earlier patch and update releases. No new general bug fixes of this release are included in the security-only bulletins.

 

Bulletin ID

Category

Severity

Knowledge Base Article

ESXi600-201608401-BG
Bugfix
Critical
ESXi600-201608402-BG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi600-201608403-BG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi600-201608404-BG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi600-201608405-BG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi600-201608101-SG
Security
Important

 

Image Profiles

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
ESXi-6.0.0-20160804001-standard
ESXi-6.0.0-20160804001-no-tools
ESXi-6.0.0-20160801001s-standard
ESXi-6.0.0-20160801001s-no-tools

 

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

 

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch release contains the bug fixes for ESXi. For more information, see the KB articles for the individual bulletins.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-6.0.0-20160804001-standard image profile, see KB 2145667.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-6.0.0-20160804001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2145668.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-6.0.0-20160801001s-standard image profile, see KB 2145670.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-6.0.0-20160801001s-no-tools image profile, see KB 2145672.
 

Deployment Considerations

If you upgrade from ESXi 5.1 Patch Release ESXi510-201605001 to ESXi Patch Release ESXi600-201608001 and apply a Host Profile extracted from the ESXi 5.1 Patch Release ESXi510-201605001, the SSLv3 protocol gets enabled for the SFCBD service.

Perform the following steps to disable SSLv3 for the SFCBD service:
  1. Log in to ESXi using SSH.

  2. Run the following command to open SFCBD configuration file:

    vi /etc/sfcb/sfcb.cfg

  3. Edit the configuration file to add new entry similar to the following. If the entry exists, set the value to false:

    enableSSLv3: false

  4. Save the file.

  5. Restart the service with the following command for the configuration to take effect:

    /etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog restart



Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patches to ESXi hosts is through the VMware vSphere 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.



Additional Information

For translated versions of this article, see:

Update History

10/16/2016 - Added note about NSX-V environments affected by this ESXi patch.

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