VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201712403-BG: Updates vmkata VIB
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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201712403-BG: Updates vmkata VIB


Article ID: 325303


Updated On:


VMware vSphere ESXi


Release date: December 19, 2017

Patch CategoryBugfix
Patch SeverityImportant
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs Included
  • VMW_bootbank_vmkata_0.1-1vmw.650.1.36.7388607
PRs Fixed 1901312
Related CVE numbersNA


VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the vmkata VIB to resolve the following issue:

  • An ESXi host might fail with a Page Fault error when a USB keyboard driver claims a USB keyboard device and the system runs under very high memory pressure.

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.