VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch ESXi650-201707211-UG: Updates nvme VIB
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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch ESXi650-201707211-UG: Updates nvme VIB


Article ID: 328555


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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 RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs IncludedVMW_bootbank_nvme_1.2.0.32-4vmw.650.1.26.5969303
PRs Fixed1829440
Related CVE numbersN/A


Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • Some Intel devices, for example P3700, P3600, and so on, have a vendor specific limitation on their firmware or hardware. Due to this limitation, all IOs across the stripe size (or boundary), delivered to the NVMe device can be affected from significant performance drop. This problem is resolved from the driver by checking all IOs and splitting command in case it crosses the stripe on the device.

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.