VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201805203-UG - Updates the vmkusb VIB
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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201805203-UG - Updates the vmkusb VIB


Article ID: 325258


Updated On:


VMware vSphere ESXi


Release date: May 3, 2018

Patch CategoryBugfix
Patch SeverityImportant
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs Included
  • VMW_bootbank_vmkusb_0.1-1vmw.650.2.50.8294253
PRs Fixed 1998108
Related CVE numbersN/A


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the vmkusb VIB to resolve the following issue:

  • An ESXi host might fail with a purple diagnostic screen and a Page Fault error message when you attach a USB device. This happens because some USB devices report invalid number of interface descriptors to the host.

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.