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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201710401 (2151081)

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Release Date: October 5, 2017

NOTE: This patch release contains a fix for a rare but highly critical vSAN bug. For more information, see KB 2151061.
The vSAN issue outlined in KB 2151061 manifests itself only under highly specific operations and IO patterns.

Users with the following vSAN versions and configuration must upgrade immediately to this patch release:

  • All-Flash configurations with deduplication enabled, and any of the following ESXi and vSAN versions: 6.5 and vSAN version 6.6 and 6.6.1.

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Download Size:
339.7 MB


Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes


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 earlier patch and 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 security-only bulletins are identified by bulletin IDs that end in "SG".


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Image Profiles

VMware patch and update releases contain general and critical image profiles.
Application of the general release image profile applies to new bug fixes.

Image Profile NameKnowledge Base Article

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


This patch release contains bug fixes for ESXi. For more information, see the KB articles for the individual bulletins.

For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-6.5.0-20171004001-standard image profile, see KB 2151082.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-6.5.0-20171004001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2151083.

Deployment Considerations

None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed above.

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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