VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201507102-SG: Updates tools-light
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VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201507102-SG: Updates tools-light

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Article ID: 334449

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Products

VMware vSphere ESXi

Issue/Introduction

Release date: July 07, 2015

Patch Category Security
Patch SeverityImportant
BuildFor build information, see KB 2111982.
Host Reboot RequiredNo
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredNo
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs IncludedVMware:tools-light:6.0.0-0.8.2809111
PRs Fixed1437136
Related CVE numbersNA


Environment

VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0

Resolution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the tools-light resolve an issue where attempts to perform a quiesced snapshot on a virtual machine running Microsoft Windows 2008 or later might fail and the VM might panic with a blue screen and error message similar to the following:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.


This patch resolves the issue. For more information, see KB 2115997.


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.