VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201404001
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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201404001

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Article ID: 334716

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Products

VMware vSphere ESXi

Issue/Introduction

Release Date: April 19, 2014


Download Filename:
ESXi550-201404001.zip
Build:
1746018
Download Size:
333.0 MB

md5sum:
3452dd2defb39d937e47d993911f9159
sha1checksum:
1085dd0b789981b00514e0a19e902e84a7074a6a

Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletins

Bulletin IDCategorySeverityKnowledge Base Article
ESXi550-201404401-SGSecurityCritical2076121
ESXi550-201404402-BGBugfixImportant2076122
ESXi550-201404403-BGBugfixImportant2076123

Image Profiles

Image Profile NameKnowledge Base Article
ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-standard
ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-no-tools

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



Environment

VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5

Resolution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch release contains the bug fixes for ESXi. For more information, see the KB articles for the individual bulletins.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-standard, see KB 2076124.
For information about the issues fixed with the ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2076125.

Deployment Considerations

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


After you have patched your ESXi hosts with ESXi550-201404401-SG bulletin, ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-standard or ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-no-tools image profile, you need to replace certificates and change passwords to resolve the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability issue. For more information, see Resolving OpenSSL Heartbleed for ESXi 5.5 - CVE-2014-0160 (2076665)


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.
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.