General Availability of VMware ESXi 5.1 Patch

A new VMware ESX 5.1 Patch is available as of February 27, 2014.

Issues resolved in this patch:

ESXi host might lose network connectivity when the network heap memory, netGPheap, is exhausted, resulting from a known memory leak. In the vmkernel.log file you see entries similar to: “Heap: 2525: Heap netGPHeap already at its maximum size. Cannot expand”.

  • Release Date: February 27, 2014
  • Download Filename:
  • Build: 1612806
  • Host Reboot Required: Yes
  • Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Detailed information regarding resolved and known issues and enhancements can be found at:

ESX 5.1 Patch Release Notes