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VMware ESXi 5.0, Patch ESXi500-201203209-UG: Updates the VMware ESXi 5.0 net-nx-nic vib

Details

Release Date: March 15, 2012
 
Patch CategoryBugfix
Patch SeverityImportant
BuildFor build information, see KB 2010823.
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs IncludedVMware:net-nx-nic:4.0.557-3vmw.500.1.11.623860
PRs Fixed729157
Related CVE numbersN/A

 

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

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the net-nx-nic VIB to resolve the following issue:

Certain versions of VMXNET 3 driver fail to initialize the device when the number of vCPUs is not a power of two. For more details, see KB 2003484.

Deployment Considerations

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

Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patches to ESXi hosts is through the VMware Update Manager. For details, see the Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager.

Based on VMware KB 2010822


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