VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201805223-UG - Updates the esx-xserver VIB
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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201805223-UG - Updates the esx-xserver VIB


Article ID: 325324


Updated On:


VMware vCenter Server


Release date: May 3, 2018

Patch CategoryBugfix
Patch SeverityCritical
Host Reboot RequiredNo
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredNo
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-xserver_6.5.0-2.50.8294253
PRs Fixed 2051280
Related CVE numbersN/A


VMware vCenter Server 6.5.x


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the esx-xserver VIB to resolve the following issue:

  • Some SR-IOV graphics configurations, that are running ESXi 6.5 with enabled GPU Statistics, might cause virtual machines on the ESXi host to become unresponsive after extended host uptime due to a memory leak. In some cases, the ESXi host might become unresponsive as well.

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 .