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VMware ESXi 5.0 Patch ESXi500-201112405-BG: Updates net-be2net


Release date: December 15, 2011

Patch CategoryBug Fix
Patch SeverityLow
BuildFor build information see KB 2007680.
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs IncludedVMware:net-be2net:
PRs Fixed753484
Related CVE numbersN/A



Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the net-be2net VIB to resolve an issue where, when using vSphere 5.0 with Emulex BE2/BE3 NICs (be2net driver) in a HP FlexFabric/Flex-10 or IBM Virtual Fabric Adapter (VFA) environment, connectivity may not work properly on Windows VMs or the server when VLANs are configured.

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 2007675

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