VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-Update03: ESXi 5.1 Complete Update 3
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VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-Update03: ESXi 5.1 Complete Update 3

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Article ID: 334330

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Products

VMware vSphere ESXi

Issue/Introduction

Release Date: December 04, 2014

Download Filename:update-from-esxi5.1-5.1_update03.zip
Build: 2323236
Download Size: 618.7 MB

md5sum: b3fd3549b59c6c59c04bfd09b08c6edf

sha1sum
: 02139101fe205894774caac02820f6ea8416fb8b

Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletins

This release contains general and security-only bulletins. Security-only bulletins are applicable to new security fixes only. No new bug fixes are included, but bug fixes from prior patch/update releases are included.

If the installation of all new security and bug fixes is required, you must apply all bulletins in this release. In some cases, the general release bulletin will supersede the security- only bulletin. This is not an issue as the general release bulletin contains both the new security and bug fixes.

The bulletin IDs of security-only bulletins end with an “SG” suffix.

Bulletin IDCategorySeverityKnowledge Base Article
ESXi510-201412101-SG
Security
Important
ESXi510-201412201-UG
Bugfix
Critical
ESXi510-201412202-UG
Bugfix
Important
ESXi510-201412203-UG
Bugfix
Important


Image Profiles

VMware patch and update releases contain general and security-only image profiles. Security-only image profiles are applicable to new security fixes only. No new bug fixes are included, but bug fixes from earlier patch/update releases are included.

The general release image profile supersedes the security-only profile. Application of the general release image profile applies to new security and bug fixes.

The security-only image profiles are identified with the additional "s" identifier in the image profile name.


Image Profile NameKnowledge Base Article
ESXi-5.1.0-20141201001s-standard
ESXi-5.1.0-20141201001s-no-tools
ESXi-5.1.0-20141202001-standard
ESXi-5.1.0-20141202001-no-tools

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



Environment

VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1

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 more information on the issues fixed with the:
  • ESXi-5.1.0-20141201001s-standard image profile, see KB 2086281</u>.
  • ESXi-5.1.0-20141201001s-no-tools image profile, see KB 2086282</u>.
  • ESXi-5.1.0-20141202001-standard image profile, see KB 2086279</u>.
  • ESXi-5.1.0-20141202001-no-tools image profile, see KB 2086280</u>.

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.