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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch ESXi650-201707212-UG: Updates vmware-esx-esxcli-nvme-plugin VIB (2149925)

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Details

Release date: July 27, 2017
 

Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2149910.
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware_bootbank_vmware-esx-esxcli-nvme-plugin_1.2.0.10-1.26.5969303
PRs Fixed 1829440
Related CVE numbers N/A

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the vmware-esx-esxcli-nvme-plugin VIB to resolve the following issues:

  • Some Intel devices, for example P3700, P3600, and so on, have a vendor specific limitation on their firmware or hardware. Due to this limitation, all IOs across the stripe size (or boundary), delivered to the NVMe device can be affected from significant performance drop. This problem is resolved from the driver by checking all IOs and splitting command in case it crosses the stripe on the device.

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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