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

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 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 »VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3 Snapshot Bug