See the VMware Download Patches page for more information about the individual bulletins.
Patch Release ESXi510-Update03 contains the following individual bulletins: ESXi510-201412201-UG: Updates ESXi 5.1 esx-base vib ESXi510-201412202-UG: Updates ESXi 5.1 tools-light vib ESXi510-201412203-UG: Updates ESXi 5.1 scsi-megaraid-sas vib Patch Release ESXi510-Update03 Security-only contains the following individual bulletins: ESXi510-201412101-SG: Updates ESXi 5.1 esx-base vib Patch Release ESXi510-Update03 contains the following image profiles: ESXi-5.1.0-20141202001-standard ESXi-5.1.0-20141202001-no-tools Patch Release ESXi510-Update03 Security-only contains the following image profiles: ESXi-5.1.0-20141201001s-standard ESXi-5.1.0-20141201001s-no-tools For information on patch and update classification, see KB 2014447.
The list of supported processors is expanded for this release.
To determine which processors are compatible with this release, see the VMware Compatibility Guide.
You can install one or both clients from the VMware v Center Installer wizard.
Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) 5.1.3 adds support for ESXi 5.1 Update 3 and v Center Server 5.1 Update 3 releases. To determine which processors, storage devices, SAN arrays, and I/O devices are compatible with v Sphere 5.1 Update 3, see the ESXi 5.1 Update 3 information in the VMware Compatibility Guide.
This results in a missing device when applying the older host profile to a newer host.
Workaround: Manually edit the host profile, and remove the PSA and NMP device configuration entries for all local SAS devices.
To use such virtual machines on ESXi 5.1 Update 3, upgrade the virtual machine hardware version. See the v Sphere Installation and Setup documentation for information about installing and configuring ESXi and v Center Server.Although the install process is straightforward, several subsequent configuration steps are essential.In particular, read the following: You cannot directly migrate third-party solutions installed on an ESX or ESXi host as part of a host upgrade.As in previous v Sphere releases, Cisco Application Virtual Switch (AVS) is not supported.To determine which guest operating systems are compatible with ESXi 5.1 Update 3, see the ESXi 5.1 Update 3 information in the VMware Compatibility Guide.