ESXi 6.0 April 2015 Patch (Build 2615704)

VMware has published a patch for ESXi 6.0

Product: VMware ESXi 6.0
Release date: April 9, 2015
Patch: ESXi600-201504001
Build: 2615704
Links: KB2111975 | Download

The update resolves 5 critical issues:

  • Purple diagnostic screen while scrolling through VMkernel Logs from DCUI (ALT+F12).

    cpu0:nnnnn)0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]SP_WaitLock@vmkernel#nover+0xe5 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
    cpu0:nnnnn)0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]SPLockWork@vmkernel#nover+0x26 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnn
    cpu0:nnnnn)0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]SVGAConsoleLock@vmkernel#nover+0x19 stack: 0x30
    cpu0:nnnnn)0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]SVGAConsolePuts@vmkernel#nover+0x96 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
    cpu0:nnnnn)0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]Term_Putl@vmkernel#nover+0x1ac stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
    cpu0:nnnnn)0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]LogTermScroll@vmkernel#nover+0xd8 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
    cpu0:nnnnn)0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]LogTermExecuteVScroll@vmkernel#nover+0x28 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
    cpu0:nnnnn)0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]LogTermInputCallback@vmkernel#nover+0x16c stack: 0x1
    cpu0:nnnnn)0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]TermReceiveInput@vmkernel#nover+0x123 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
    cpu0:nnnnn)0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]KeyboardBH@vmkernel#nover+0x1e stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • Stateless hosts might fail to apply a host profile during boot.

    A specified parameter was not correct: dvsName

  • Windows Virtual Machine performance on fault tolerance enabled VMs with HW11 and ESXi 6.0 VMware Tools might drop significantly.
  • When you upgrade to the ESXi 6.0 host that is configured as stateless and managed by Auto Deploy, the valid ESXi 6.0 license might not be pushed by vCenter Server before creation of management vmknic due to a race condition. As a result, the creation of management interface might fail in the hosts and display the IP address as
  • During NUMA remapping of virtual machines configured with less memory (<128 MB) and many NUMA clients, an ESXi host might fail with a purple diagnostic screen. The purple diagnostic screen might contain traces similar to the following:

    PCPU xx: no heartbeat (2/2 IPIs received)

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The latest ESXi 6.0.0 Build number is now: 2615704
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