VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201612001 (2147788)
Release Date: December 20 , 2016
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 prior patch/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|
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.An issue with the VMware Host Client interface has been identified that causes the hostd management agent to restart. For further details, see KB 2148979.
Summaries and Symptoms
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20160904001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2146846.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20160901001s-standard image profile, see KB 2146847 .
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20160901001s-no-tools image profile, see KB 2146848.
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