VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201608403-BG: Updates tools-light
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VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201608403-BG: Updates tools-light


Article ID: 334486


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VMware vSphere ESXi


Release date: Aug 4, 2016

Patch Category Bugfix
Patch SeverityImportant
BuildFor build information, see KB 2145663.
Host Reboot RequiredNo
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredNo
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs IncludedVMware:tools-light:6.0.0-2.43.4192238
PRs FixedNA
Related CVE numbersNA


VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the tools-light VIB to include the VMware Tools version 10.0.9. Refer to the VMware Tools 10.0.9 Release Notes to see the issues resolved in this release.

NOTE: Attempts to take a quiesced snapshot in a Windows 2003 Guest OS using the VMware Tools VSS provider might fail with an error similar to the following:

nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:22.371Z| vmx| I120: GuestRpcSendTimedOut: message to toolbox timed out.
nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:22.371Z| vmx| I120: Msg_Post: Warning
nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:22.371Z| vmx| I120: [msg.snapshot.quiesce.rpc_timeout] A timeout occurred while communicating with VMware Tools in the virtual machine.
nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:22.371Z| vmx| I120: ----------------------------------------
nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:22.374Z| vmx| I120: ToolsBackup: changing quiesce state: IDLE -> DONE
nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:22.374Z| vmx| I120: SnapshotVMXTakeSnapshotComplete: Done with snapshot 'afea': 0
nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:22.374Z| vmx| I120: SnapshotVMXTakeSnapshotComplete: Snapshot 0 failed: Failed to quiesce the virtual machine (40).
nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:33.304Z| vmx| I120: GuestRpcSendTimedOut: message to toolbox timed out.
nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:40.550Z| vmx| I120: Tools: Tools heartbeat timeout.
nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:43.300Z| vmx| I120: GuestRpcSendTimedOut: message to toolbox-dnd timed out.
nnnn-nn-nnT03:05:48.306Z| vmx| I120: GuestRpcSendTimedOut: message to toolbox timed out.

This issue is observed only with Windows 2003 Guest OS.

Workaround: Uninstall VMware Tools 10.0.9 and install VMware Tools 10.0.8.

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.

Additional Information

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