A patch provides one or more fixes to an VMware Smart Assurace product. A patch can only be applied to the specific major or minor release and Service Pack of the particular product for which it is intended, this is called the product’s baseline.
All VMware Smart Assurace 10.0.0.x products will not be released for every patch release. A patch may apply only to a subset of products, for example, the next patch release may be only for SAM and IP. Also, if the latest patch version for all products is 1 and Patch 2 is only for SAM and IP, the next patch number irrespective of which product is released will be Patch 3. Details for this product are kept in a separate Patch Readme.