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ESXi 5.5 & 6.0 August 2016 Patch

VMware has published patches for ESXi 5.5 and 6.0:

VMware ESXi 5.5
Release date: August 4, 2016
Patch: ESXi550-201608001
Build: 4179633
Links: KB2144371 | Download

VMware ESXi 6.0
Release date: August 4, 2016
Patch: ESXi600-201608001
Build: 4192238
Links: KB2145667 | Download

Both patches are only available in the patch section, not as installable. A patch for vCenter Server 5.5 has also been released:

 

ESXi 5.1 May 2016 SSLv3 Patch (Build 3872664)

VMware has published a patch for ESXi 5.1 and the corresponding vCenter Server version.

Product: VMware ESXi 5.1
Release date: May 24, 2016
Patch: ESXi510-201605001
Build: 3872664
Build (security only): 3872638
Links: KB2141429 | Download

VMware vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3d and modules [Release Notes] [Download]

The SSLv3 issue has been addressed in this releases. Support for SSLv3 protocol is enabled by default but is configurable. This removes the risk of an unmanageable ESXi hosts when you update ESXi to the latest version, without having the latest vCenter Server.

To disable SSLv3 in your vSphere environment, you need to update ESXi to ESXi 5.1 build 3872664 released on May 24, 2016 and update vCenter Server to vCenter Server 5.1 Update 3d first and then manually disable SSLv3 through configuration settings, for more information, see KB2139396.

The latest ESXi 5.1.0 Build number is now: 3872664
Updated: ESXi Release and Build Number History
Updated: ESXi Image Profiles

ESXi 6.0 May 2016 Patch (Build 3825889)

VMware has published a patch for ESXi 6.0

Product: VMware ESXi 6.0
Release date: May 12, 2016
Patch: ESXi600-201605001
Build: 3825889
Links: KB2136186 | Download

The update resolves 7 issues including two PSOD and a CBT problem with the following symptoms: Read more »

ESXi 5.5 December 2015 Patch (Build 3248547)

VMware has published a patch for ESXi 5.5

Product: VMware ESXi 5.5
Release date: December 8, 2015
Patch: ESXi550-201512001
Build: 3248547
Build (security only): 3247226
Links: KB2135410 | Download

Update vCenter Server to version 5.5 Update 3b before updating ESXi to ESXi 5.5 Update 3b.
Due to SSLv3 deactivation vCenter Server will not be able to manage ESXi 5.5 Update 3b hosts if you update ESXi before updating vCenter Server. (KB2140304)

A patched ESXi Installable and a new vCenter Server version has also been published:

Beside these core components we also have new versions for Mirage, BDE and Workstation:

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The latest ESXi 5.5.0 Build number is now: 3248547
Updated: ESXi Release and Build Number History
Updated: VMware Product Latest Version
Updated: ESXi Image Profiles

ESXi 6.0 November 2015 CBT Fix Patch (Build 3247720)

VMware has published a patch for ESXi 6.0 that resolves the (new) CBT Bug documented in KB2136854.

Product: VMware ESXi 6.0
Release date: November 25, 2015
Patch: ESXi600-201511001
Build: 3247720
Links: KB2137545 | Download

This patch updates the esx-base VIB to resolve an issue that occurs when you run virtual machine backups which utilize Changed Block Tracking (CBT) in ESXi 6.0, the CBT API call QueryDiskChangedAreas() might return incorrect changed sectors that results in inconsistent incremental virtual machine backups. The issue occurs as the CBT fails to track changed blocks on the VMs having I/O during snapshot consolidation.

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ESXi 6.0 October 2015 "NETDEV WATCHDOG" Patch (Build 3073146)

VMware has published a patch for ESXi 6.0

Product: VMware ESXi 6.0
Release date: October 6, 2015
Patch: ESXi600-201510001
Build: 3073146
Links: KB2132152 | Download

The ESXi Installable has also been replaced with ESXi 6.0 Update 1a:

The update resolves a critical network issue with the following symptoms: Read more »

ESXi 5.5 October 2015 "Snapshot Bug" Patch (Build 3116895)

VMware has published a patch for ESXi 5.5

Product: VMware ESXi 5.5
Release date: October 6, 2015
Patch: ESXi550-201510001
Build: 3116895
Links: KB2133824 | Download

The patch resolves the Snapshot Bug in 5.5 Update 3 that has been documented by VMware in KB: KB2133118

The ESXi Installable has also been replaced with ESXi 5.5 Update 3a (ESXi 5.5 Update 3 is gone):

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VMware: Thrilling Start to October 2015

VMware has started October 2015 with a bunch of patches, a security advisory and a major bug in their latest ESXi 5.5 release. Read more »

VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3 Snapshot Bug

[UPDATE 6. Oct] The Snapshot Bug has been fixed!
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VMware has a major bug in their latest ESXi 5.5 Patch, released on September 16, 2015.

Affected Product:
VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3 (build number: 3029944)

VMware KB: KB2133118

After upgrading to VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3 an unexpected virtual machine failure might occur after snapshot consolidation. This issues occurs due to a segmentation fault when changing the snapshot tree data-structure. Read more »

ESXi 6.0 May 2015 CBT Fix Patch (Build 2715440)

VMware has republished the patch for ESXi 6.0

Product: VMware ESXi 6.0
Release date: May 14, 2015
Patch: ESXi600-201505001
Build: 2715440
Links: KB2116125 | Download

The update resolves the CBT Bug

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