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Release Date: FEB 20, 2020

Build Details

Download Filename: ESXi600-202002001.zip
Build: 15517548
Download Size: 422.2 MB
md5sum: 598ccb554246380e38f6d401a3704a44
sha1checksum: b752ae768f4c3111617ce964db79e685968e1945
Host Reboot Required: Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletins

Bulletin ID Category Severity
ESXi600-202002401-BG Bugfix Important
ESXi600-202002402-BG Bugfix Important
ESXi600-202002403-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
ESXi600-202002001 Bugfix Important

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-6.0.0-20200204001-standard
ESXi-6.0.0-20200204001-no-tools

For more information about the individual bulletins, see the Download Patches page and the Resolved Issues section.

Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patches to ESXi hosts is through the VMware vSphere Update Manager. For details, see the Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager.

ESXi hosts can be updated by manually downloading the patch ZIP file from the VMware download page and installing the VIB by using the esxcli software vib command. Additionally, the system can be updated using the image profile and the esxcli software profile command.

For more information, see the vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Example Guide and the vSphere Upgrade Guide.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

ESXi600-202002401-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_esx-base_6.0.0-3.145.15517548
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.0.0-3.145.15425784
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.0.0-3000000.3.0.3.145.15425785
PRs Fixed  2456572
Related CVE numbers N/A

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

  • PR 2456572: Virtual machines fail to start with an error MONITOR PANIC: vcpu-0:VMM fault 14: src=MONITOR rip=0xfffffffffc04d283 regs=0xfffffffffc407b40

    As a result of specially or erroneously constructed privileged code running in virtual machines, such virtual machines might fail to start due to a monitor panic. You see a message similar to MONITOR PANIC: vcpu-0:VMM fault 14: src=MONITOR rip=0xfffffffffc04d283 regs=0xfffffffffc407b40.

    This issue is resolved in this release. VMware would like to acknowledge Sergej Schumilo, Cornelius Aschermann, Ali Abbasi, and Simon Wörner from Ruhr University Bochum for reporting this issue.

ESXi600-202002402-BG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_locker_tools-light_6.0.0-3.145.15517548
PRs Fixed  2489778
CVE numbers N/A

This patch updates the tools-light VIB.

  • The following VMware Tools ISO images are bundled with ESXi600-202002001:

    • windows.iso: VMware Tools 11.0.5 ISO image for Windows Vista (SP2) or later
    • winPreVista.iso: VMware Tools 10.0.12 ISO image for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003
    • linux.iso: VMware Tools 10.3.21 ISO image for Linux OS with glibc 2.5 or later

    The following VMware Tools 10.3.10 ISO images are available for download:

    • solaris.iso : VMware Tools image for Solaris
    • darwin.iso : VMware Tools image for OSX

    Follow the procedures listed in the following documents to download VMware Tools for platforms not bundled with ESXi:

ESXi600-202002403-BG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-ui_1.33.6-15514262
PRs Fixed  N/A
CVE numbers N/A

This patch updates the esx-ui VIB.

    ESXi-6.0.0-20200204001-standard
    Profile Name ESXi-6.0.0-20200204001-standard
    Build For build information, see the top of the page.
    Vendor VMware, Inc.
    Release Date February 20, 2020
    Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
    Affected Hardware N/A
    Affected Software N/A
    Affected VIBs
    • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.0.0-3.145.15425784
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.0.0-3.145.15517548
    • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.0.0-3000000.3.0.3.145.15425785
    • VMware_locker_tools-light_6.0.0-3.145.15517548
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-ui_1.33.6-15514262
    PRs Fixed 2456572, 2489778
    Related CVE numbers N/A
    • This patch updates the following issues:
      • As a result of specially or erroneously constructed privileged code running in virtual machines, such virtual machines might fail to start due to a monitor panic. You see a message similar to MONITOR PANIC: vcpu-0:VMM fault 14: src=MONITOR rip=0xfffffffffc04d283 regs=0xfffffffffc407b40.
      • The following VMware Tools ISO images are bundled with ESXi600-202002001:

        • windows.iso: VMware Tools 11.0.5 ISO image for Windows Vista (SP2) or later
        • winPreVista.iso: VMware Tools 10.0.12 ISO image for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003
        • linux.iso: VMware Tools 10.3.21 ISO image for Linux OS with glibc 2.5 or later

        The following VMware Tools 10.3.10 ISO images are available for download:

        • solaris.iso : VMware Tools image for Solaris
        • darwin.iso : VMware Tools image for OSX

        Follow the procedures listed in the following documents to download VMware Tools for platforms not bundled with ESXi:

    ESXi-6.0.0-20200204001-no-tools
    Profile Name ESXi-6.0.0-20200204001-no-tools
    Build For build information, see the top of the page.
    Vendor VMware, Inc.
    Release Date February 20, 2020
    Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
    Affected Hardware N/A
    Affected Software N/A
    Affected VIBs
    • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.0.0-3.145.15425784
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.0.0-3.145.15517548
    • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.0.0-3000000.3.0.3.145.15425785
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-ui_1.33.6-15514262
    PRs Fixed 2456572, 2489778
    Related CVE numbers N/A
    • This patch updates the following issues:
      • As a result of specially or erroneously constructed privileged code running in virtual machines, such virtual machines might fail to start due to a monitor panic. You see a message similar to MONITOR PANIC: vcpu-0:VMM fault 14: src=MONITOR rip=0xfffffffffc04d283 regs=0xfffffffffc407b40.
      • The following VMware Tools ISO images are bundled with ESXi600-202002001:

        • windows.iso: VMware Tools 11.0.5 ISO image for Windows Vista (SP2) or later
        • winPreVista.iso: VMware Tools 10.0.12 ISO image for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003
        • linux.iso: VMware Tools 10.3.21 ISO image for Linux OS with glibc 2.5 or later

        The following VMware Tools 10.3.10 ISO images are available for download:

        • solaris.iso : VMware Tools image for Solaris
        • darwin.iso : VMware Tools image for OSX

        Follow the procedures listed in the following documents to download VMware Tools for platforms not bundled with ESXi: