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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch ESXi650-201703406-BG: Updates esx-ui VIB (2148985)

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Release date: Mar 9, 2017

Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2148989.
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware_bootbank_esx-ui_1.15.0-5069532
PRs Fixed 1713093, 1791413
Related CVE numbers N/A


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the esx-ui VIB to resolve the following issue:

  • When you are logged in to the VMware Host Client, you are not able to view the health status reported by various supported storage hardware. 
  • There is no option to add the RDM disk to a virtual machine in the vSphere Host Client User Interface.

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.

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