VMware have released a new critical patch for ESXi 6.0.0 with bugfixes for various PSOD issues.
If you’re lucky enough to be running ESXi 6 in your environment then you’d be well advised to install this latest patch, particularly if you’re a VSAN customer as several VSAN-related PRs are fixed in the new build.
The new patch release will take ESXi 6.0.0. to Build 3825889 and delivers updated base ESX and VSAN vibs, offering fixes for the following:
- An ESXi host might stop responding during IOFilter testing with a PSOD
- In a DRS cluster, when the memory reservation for a VM is decreased the change in the reservation does not propagate in the correct order in the VM’s memory resource pool hierarchy
- Attempts to upgrade a Virtual SAN cluster On-Disk format version from version 2.0 to 3.0 fails when you Power On CBT-enabled VMs
- Attempts to upgrade to ESXi 6.0 Update 2 using the vCenter Update manager with the Lockdown mode enabled might fail
- ESXi 6.0 Update 2 host fails with a PSOD when a v11 virtual machine has a Hardware Large Receive Offload for VMXNET3 (Vmxnet3HwLRO) NICs enabled
- Writes to VMDKs with snapshots using the vsanSparse format will fail if the VMDK sizes are not aligned to 4K
- Attempts to upgrade Virtual SAN result in General Virtual SAN error at 10% where some Virtual Disk Descriptor files use non UTF-8 encoding
This critical bugfix patch will require a host reboot to take effect, so crank up VUM and let it do the hard work for you! For full details of the patch and a download link see VMware KB2144685
For the latest patches, keep an eye on this VMware Patches Page