ESXi 7.0 Update 1d | 04 FEB 2021 | ISO Build 17551050

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

Earlier Releases of ESXi 7.0

Features, resolved and known issues of ESXi are described in the release notes for each release. Release notes for earlier releases of ESXi 7.0 are:

For internationalization, compatibility, and open source components, see the VMware vSphere 7.0 Release Notes.

Patches Contained in This Release

This release of ESXi 7.0 Update 1d delivers the following patches:

Build Details

Download Filename: VMware-ESXi-7.0U1d-17551050-depot.zip
Build: 17551050
Download Size: 363.0 MB
md5sum: 2ff3ce7fb83ac1659a9142ad4510bdfe
sha1checksum: a84b2bcdae56a95609844f3f8dcc46d28e736b39
Host Reboot Required: Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes


IMPORTANT:

  • Starting with vSphere 7.0, VMware uses components for packaging VIBs along with bulletins. The ESXi and esx-update bulletins are dependent on each other. Always include both in a single ESXi host patch baseline or include the rollup bulletin in the baseline to avoid failure during host patching.
  • When patching ESXi hosts by using the vSphere Lifecycle Manager from a version earlier than ESXi 7.0 Update 1, it is strongly recommended to use the rollup bulletin in the patch baseline. If you cannot use the rollup bulletin, make sure to include all of the following packages in the patching baseline. If the following packages are not included in the baseline, the update operation fails:

    • VMware-vmkusb_0.1-1vmw.701.0.0.16850804 or higher
    • VMware-vmkata_0.1-1vmw.701.0.0.16850804 or higher
    • VMware-vmkfcoe_1.0.0.2-1vmw.701.0.0.16850804 or higher
    • VMware-NVMeoF-RDMA_1.0.1.2-1vmw.701.0.0.16850804 or higher

Components

Component Bulletin ID Category Severity
ESXi ESXi_7.0.1-0.30.17551050 Bugfix Critical
ESXi Install/Upgrade Component esx-update_7.0.1-0.30.17551050 Bugfix Critical

Rollup Bulletin

This rollup bulletin contains the latest VIBs with all the fixes after the initial release of ESXi 7.0.

Bulletin ID Category Severity
ESXi70U1d-17551050 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-7.0U1d-17551050-standard
ESXi-7.0U1d-17551050-no-tools

ESXi Image

Name and Version Release Date Category Detail
ESXi70U1d-17551050 02/04/2021 Enhancement Bugfix image

For information about the individual components and bulletins, see the Product Patches page and the Resolved Issues section.

Patch Download and Installation

In vSphere 7.x, the Update Manager plug-in, used for administering vSphere Update Manager, is replaced with the Lifecycle Manager plug-in. Administrative operations for vSphere Update Manager are still available under the Lifecycle Manager plug-in, along with new capabilities for vSphere Lifecycle Manager.
The typical way to apply patches to ESXi 7.x hosts is by using the vSphere Lifecycle Manager. For details, see About vSphere Lifecycle Manager and vSphere Lifecycle Manager Baselines and Images.
You can also update ESXi hosts without using the Lifecycle Manager plug-in, and use an image profile instead. To do this, you must manually download the patch offline bundle ZIP file from the VMware download page or the Product Patches page and use the esxcli software profile command.
For more information, see the Upgrading Hosts by Using ESXCLI Commands and the VMware ESXi Upgrade guide.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

ESXi_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
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_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
  • VMware_bootbank_native-misc-drivers_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
  • VMware_bootbank_crx_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
  • VMware_bootbank_gc_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
  • VMware_bootbank_vdfs_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-xserver_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
  • VMware_bootbank_cpu-microcode_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
PRs Fixed N/A
CVE numbers N/A

The ESXi and esx-update bulletins are dependent on each other. Always include both in a single ESXi host patch baseline or include the rollup bulletin in the baseline to avoid failure during host patching.

Updates the esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath, vsanhealth, vdfs, vsan, esx-base, crx, native-misc-drivers, esx-xserver, gc and cpu-microcode VIBs to resolve the following issue:

  • Virtual machines report data inconsistency when maintenance mode exit and storage policy change occur concurrently

    Certain virtual machines might report data inconsistency when a vSAN host in maintenance mode with Ensure Accessibility exits maintenance mode and a concurrent storage policy change operation is performed for those virtual machines. The issue occurs when the failure tolerance method of the VMs changes to RAID5 or RAID6. 

    This issue is resolved in this release. For more information, see VMware knowledge base article 82383.

esx-update_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
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_esx-update_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
  • VMware_bootbank_loadesx_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
PRs Fixed  N/A
CVE numbers N/A

Updates the loadesx and esx-update VIBs.

 

    ESXi-7.0U1d-17551050-standard
    Profile Name ESXi-7.0U1d-17551050-standard
    Build For build information, see Patches Contained in this Release.
    Vendor VMware, Inc.
    Release Date February 4, 2021
    Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
    Affected Hardware N/A
    Affected Software N/A
    Affected VIBs
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-update_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_loadesx_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_vsan_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_native-misc-drivers_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_crx_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_gc_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_vdfs_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-xserver_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_cpu-microcode_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    PRs Fixed N/A
    Related CVE numbers N/A

    This patch updates the following issue:

    • Certain virtual machines might report data inconsistency when a vSAN host in maintenance mode with Ensure Accessibility exits maintenance mode and a concurrent storage policy change operation is performed for those virtual machines. The issue occurs when the failure tolerance method of the VMs changes to RAID5 or RAID6. For more information, see VMware knowledge base article 82383.

    ESXi-7.0U1d-17551050-no-tools
    Profile Name ESXi-7.0U1d-17551050-no-tools
    Build For build information, see Patches Contained in this Release.
    Vendor VMware, Inc.
    Release Date February 4, 2021
    Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
    Affected Hardware N/A
    Affected Software N/A
    Affected VIBs
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-update_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_loadesx_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_vsan_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_native-misc-drivers_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_crx_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_gc_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_vdfs_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-xserver_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_cpu-microcode_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_7.0.1-0.30.17551050
    PRs Fixed N/A
    Related CVE numbers N/A

    This patch updates the following issue:

    • Certain virtual machines might report data inconsistency when a vSAN host in maintenance mode with Ensure Accessibility exits maintenance mode and a concurrent storage policy change operation is performed for those virtual machines. The issue occurs when the failure tolerance method of the VMs changes to RAID5 or RAID6. For more information, see VMware knowledge base article 82383.

    ESXi Image - ESXi70U1d-17551050
    Name ESXi
    Version 7.0 U1c-17551050
    Release Date February 4, 2021
    Category Enhancement
    Affected Components​
    • ESXi
    • ESXi Install/Upgrade Component
    PRs Fixed  N/A
    Related CVE numbers N/A

      Known Issues from Earlier Releases

      To view a list of previous known issues, click here.

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