VMware ESXi 6.0.0b released

Yesterday, 2015-07-07, mwMware released a patch for their ESXi 6 and it’s called ESXi 6.0.0b. As always, evaluate if the fixes  included in a release is required for your environment and if it is the patch can be downloaded here.

Some of the issues resolved in this release includes:

  • NTP package updated
  • Unable to monitor hardware status on an ESXi host
  • Unable to monitor hardware status with vCenter Server
  • Memory leak in CIM providers while sending CIM Indications
  • After upgrading firmware, false alarms might appear in the Hardware Status tab
  • ESXi host might become unusable with no connectivity until reboot
    • When an ESXi host has three or more vmknics, if you reset network settings from DCUI or apply a Host Profile where the vmknics are on a DVS, including the management vmknic, a Hostctl exception might occur. This might cause the host to become unusable with no connectivity until it is rebooted.
  • ESXi host might lose network connectivity after enabling port mirroring sessions
  • VMware Tools might fail to automatically upgrade when the VM is powered on for the first time

The release notes can be found here

VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0b was also released yesterday and a blog post about it can be found here.