VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch ESXi650-201707204-UG: Updates ne1000 VIB
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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch ESXi650-201707204-UG: Updates ne1000 VIB


Article ID: 328200


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Release date: July 27, 2017

Patch Category Bugfix
Patch SeverityImportant
BuildFor build information, see KB 2149910.
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredNo
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs IncludedVMW_bootbank_ne1000_0.8.0-16vmw.650.1.26.5969303
PRs Fixed1791204, 1812539
Related CVE numbersN/A


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the ne1000 VIB to resolve the following issues:

  • When TSO capability is enabled in NE1000 driver, I218 NIC reset frequently in heavy traffic scenario, because of I218 h/w issue. The NE1000 TSO capability for I218 NIC should be disabled.
  • When the physical link status of a vminc is changed, for example the cable is unplugged or the switch port is shutdown, the generated output from the esxcli command might give a wrong link status on Intel 82574L based NICs (Intel Gigabit Desktop CT/CT2). You must manually restart the NIC to get the actual link status.

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.