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VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201810001

Release Date: October 23, 2018

Download Filename:

ESXi600-201810001.zip

Build:

10474991

Download Size:

363.7 MB

md5sum:

98cc45af8f57f7bdd81c1e77dcad4611

sha1checksum:

3752350fb85758d25362dc7a5df03c6545686670

Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletins

Bulletin ID Category Severity
ESXi600-201810401-BG Bugfix Critical
ESXi600-201810402-BG Bugfix Important
ESXi600-201810403-BG Bugfix Important
ESXi600-201810404-BG Bugfix Important

Rollup Bulletin

This rollup bulletin contains the latest VIBs with all the fixes since the initial release of ESXi 6.0.

Bulletin ID Category Severity
ESXi600-201810001 Bugfix Critical

Image Profiles

VMware patch and update releases contain general and critical image profiles. Application of the general release image profile applies to new bug fixes.

Image Profile Name
ESXi-6.0.0-20181004001-standard
ESXi-6.0.0-20181004001-no-tools

For more information about the individual bulletins, see the My VMware page and the Resolved Issues section.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

ESXi600-201810401-BG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Critical
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.0.0-3.107.10400677
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.0.0-3000000.3.0.3.107.10400679
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.0.0-3.107.10474991
PRs Fixed  2209191, 2212370, 2213019
Related CVE numbers N/A

This patch updates esx-base, vsan and vsanhealth VIBs to resolve the following issue:

  • PR 2209191: Heavy I/Os issued to a snapshot virtual machine using the SEsparse format might cause guest OS file system inconsistencies

    Heavy I/Os issued to a snapshot virtual machine using the SEsparse format might cause guest OS file system inconsistencies, or data inconsistencies in applications.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

  • PR 2212370: A disk group with deduplication enabled might be marked as in permanent disk error with disk reporting out of space, even though the group has free blocks

    The vSAN deduplication engine maintains a free block count per disk in deduplication-enabled disk groups to determine the block allocation for write requests. In some cases, the value of the free block count for a given disk might underflow. This might fail a placement by the deduplication engine on that disk, because the block count is not accurate. As a result, the deduplication engine might mark the entire disk group as out of space, even though other disks in the group might have free blocks. 

    This issue is resolved in this release.

ESXi600-201810402-BG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_sata-ahci_3.0-28vmw.600.3.107.10474991
PRs Fixed  2203973 
Related CVE numbers N/A

This patch updates the sata-ahci​ VIB to resolve the following issue:

  • PR 2203973: ESXi hosts with Marvell 9230 SATA controllers in the ahci driver might become unresponsive due to an HSM violation error

    ESXi hosts with Marvell 9230 SATA controller in the ahci driver might become unresponsive due to an HSM violation error. In the kernel log, you might see reports of port resets by the ahci driver and HSM violation libATA messages.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

ESXi600-201810403-BG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_xhci-xhci_1.0-3vmw.600.3.107.10474991
PRs Fixed  2213648
Related CVE numbers N/A

This patch updates the xhci-xhci​​ VIB to resolve the following issue:

  • PR 2213648: The ESXi VMKernel fails in a legacy USB stack

    Under low memory conditions and after a failure to allocate memory for the endpoint XCHI ring, the endpoint initialization routine tries to use a free element from the XHCI rings cache, if such is available. The access to the XHCI rings cache is done with an incorrect index, which causes the ESXi VMKernel failure.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

ESXi600-201810404-BG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_misc-drivers_6.0.0-3.107.10474991
PRs Fixed   
Related CVE numbers N/A

This patch updates the misc-drivers​ VIB.

    ESXi-6.0.0-20181004001-standard
    Profile Name ESXi-6.0.0-20181004001-standard
    Build For build information, see the top of the page.
    Vendor VMware, Inc.
    Release Date October 23, 2018
    Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
    Affected Hardware N/A
    Affected Software N/A
    Affected VIBs
    • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.0.0-3.107.10400677
    • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.0.0-3000000.3.0.3.107.10400679
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.0.0-3.107.10474991
    • VMware_bootbank_sata-ahci_3.0-28vmw.600.3.107.10474991
    • VMware_bootbank_xhci-xhci_1.0-3vmw.600.3.107.10474991
    • VMware_bootbank_misc-drivers_6.0.0-3.107.10474991
    PRs Fixed 2209191, 2212370, 2213019, 2203973, 2213648 
    Related CVE numbers N/A
    •  This patch updates the following issues:
      • Heavy I/Os issued to a snapshot virtual machine using the SEsparse format might cause guest OS file system inconsistencies, or data inconsistencies in applications.
      • ESXi hosts with Marvell 9230 SATA controller in the ahci driver might become unresponsive due to an HSM violation error. In the kernel log, you might see reports of port resets by the ahci driver and HSM violation libATA messages.
      • Under low memory conditions and after a failure to allocate memory for the endpoint XCHI ring, the endpoint initialization routine tries to use a free element from the XHCI rings cache, if such is available. The access to the XHCI rings cache is done with an incorrect index, which causes the ESXi VMKernel failure.
      • The vSAN deduplication engine maintains a free block count per disk in deduplication-enabled disk groups to determine the block allocation for write requests. In some cases, the value of the free block count for a given disk might underflow. This might fail a placement by the deduplication engine on that disk, because the block count is not accurate. As a result, the deduplication engine might mark the entire disk group as out of space, even though other disks in the group might have free blocks.
    ESXi-6.0.0-20181004001-no-tools
    Profile Name ESXi-6.0.0-20181004001-no-tools
    Build For build information, see the top of the page.
    Vendor VMware, Inc.
    Release Date October 23, 2018
    Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
    Affected Hardware N/A
    Affected Software N/A
    Affected VIBs
    • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.0.0-3.107.10400677
    • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.0.0-3000000.3.0.3.107.10400679
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.0.0-3.107.10474991
    • VMware_bootbank_sata-ahci_3.0-28vmw.600.3.107.10474991
    • VMware_bootbank_xhci-xhci_1.0-3vmw.600.3.107.10474991
    • VMware_bootbank_misc-drivers_6.0.0-3.107.10474991
    PRs Fixed 2209191, 2212370, 2213019, 2203973, 2213648
    Related CVE numbers N/A
    • This patch updates the following issues:
      • Heavy I/Os issued to a snapshot virtual machine using the SEsparse format might cause guest OS file system inconsistencies, or data inconsistencies in applications.
      • ESXi hosts with Marvell 9230 SATA controller in the ahci driver might become unresponsive due to an HSM violation error. In the kernel log, you might see reports of port resets by the ahci driver and HSM violation libATA messages.
      • Under low memory conditions and after a failure to allocate memory for the endpoint XCHI ring, the endpoint initialization routine tries to use a free element from the XHCI rings cache, if such is available. The access to the XHCI rings cache is done with an incorrect index, which causes the ESXi VMKernel failure.
      • The vSAN deduplication engine maintains a free block count per disk in deduplication-enabled disk groups to determine the block allocation for write requests. In some cases, the value of the free block count for a given disk might underflow. This might fail a placement by the deduplication engine on that disk, because the block count is not accurate. As a result, the deduplication engine might mark the entire disk group as out of space, even though other disks in the group might have free blocks.