UPDATE: New ESXi 5.5 patches called off !!!

Apparently VMware called off latest patches for ESXi 5.5 released on 30.4.2015, However all of them can be still residing in your Update Manager!

There is no official statement from VMware out there yet, but I suggest you do not apply following patches:

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ESX550-201504101-SG

ESX550-201504101-BG

ESX550-201504102-BG

ESX550-201504104-BG

I have found out about this by coincidence, when I was looking for a description of the mentioned patches and all of them were pointing to a non existing KBs. So I started digging and I found out they are not even in VMware patch repository anymore.

Looks like those patches can be especially bad for you, if you are using NSX in your environment like stated in KB2116370 and in this ALERT.

Update: VMware has put fixed patches into their repository on Friday 8.5.2015, to be sure you have changes reflected in yours, you can trigger download manually in the update manager admin view

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Dusan has over 6 years experience in Virtualization field. Currently working as Senior VMware plarform Architect at one of the biggest retail bank in Slovakia. He has background in closely related technologies including server operating systems, networking and storage. Used to be a member of VMware Center of Excellence at IBM, co-author of several Redpapers. His main scope of work consists from designing and performance optimization of business critical virtualized solutions on vSphere, including, but not limited to Oracle WebLogic, MSSQL and others. He holds several IT industry leading certifications like VCAP-DCD, VCAP-DCA, MCITP and the others. Honored with #vExpert2015 and 2016 awards by VMware for his contribution to the community. Opinions are my own!

About Dusan Tekeljak

Dusan has over 6 years experience in Virtualization field. Currently working as Senior VMware plarform Architect at one of the biggest retail bank in Slovakia. He has background in closely related technologies including server operating systems, networking and storage. Used to be a member of VMware Center of Excellence at IBM, co-author of several Redpapers. His main scope of work consists from designing and performance optimization of business critical virtualized solutions on vSphere, including, but not limited to Oracle WebLogic, MSSQL and others. He holds several IT industry leading certifications like VCAP-DCD, VCAP-DCA, MCITP and the others. Honored with #vExpert2015 and 2016 awards by VMware for his contribution to the community.
Opinions are my own!

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2 Comments

  1. You can try exclude those patches in baseline configuration if i good remember.

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