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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch ESXi650-201707217-UG: Updates lsu-lsi-mpt2sas-plugin VIB (2149930)

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Release date: July 27, 2017

Note: If you are planning to apply this patch bulletin individually, please include Bulletin ESXi650-201707201-UG of ESXi 6.5.0 Update1 release into your VUM patch baseline. In case you are using ESXCLI method to do individual vib update, please include esx-base, esx-tboot, vsan, vsanhealth in vib update command.

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_lsu-lsi-mpt2sas-plugin_2.0.0-6vmw.650.1.26.5969303
PRs Fixed 1836397
Related CVE numbers N/A


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the lsu-lsi-mpt2sas-plugin VIB to resolve the following issues:

  • The lsi_mr3 driver allocates memory from address space below 4GB. The vSAN disk serviceability plugin lsu-lsi-lsi-mr3-plugin and the lsi_mr3 driver communicate with each other. The driver might stop responding during the memory allocation when handling the IOCTL event from storelib. The hostd process might fail even after restart of hostd.

    This issue is resolved in this release with a code change in the lsu-lsi-lsi-mr3-plugin plugin of lsi_mr3 driver, setting a timeout value to 3 seconds to get the device information to avoid plugin and hostd failures.

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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