Recommended update for open-vm-tools

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for open-vm-tools
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2020:0736-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1160408 #1162119 #1162435 #1165955
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4

An update that has four recommended fixes can now be installed.

Description:

This update for open-vm-tools fixes the following issues:

  • Update to 11.0.5 (build 15389592) (bsc#1165955) DNS server is reported incorrectly in GuestInfo as '127.0.0.53', when the OS uses systemd-resolved. This issue is fixed in this release. Added Application Discover (appInfo) plugin. The plugin collects the information about running applications inside the guest and publishes the information to a guest variable.

  • GCC-10 compiler failure (bsc#1160408) The update will solve a GNU compiler Collection GCC10 failure with -fno-common.

  • Rectify a log spew in vmsvc logging (bsc#1162435, bsc#1162119) When a LSI Logic Parallel SCSI controller sits in PCI bus 0 (SCSI controller 0), the Linux disk device enumeration does not provide a "label" file with the controller name. This results in messages like "GuestInfoGetDiskDevice: Missing disk device name; VMDK mapping unavailable for "/var/log", fsName: "/dev/sda2" repeatedly appearing in the vmsvc logging. The update converts what previously was a warning message to a debug message and thus avoids the log spew.

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Recommended Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-736=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2020-736=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (x86_64):
    • libvmtools0-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • libvmtools0-debuginfo-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • open-vm-tools-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • open-vm-tools-debuginfo-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • open-vm-tools-debugsource-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • open-vm-tools-desktop-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • open-vm-tools-desktop-debuginfo-11.0.5-4.21.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP4 (x86_64):
    • libvmtools0-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • libvmtools0-debuginfo-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • open-vm-tools-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • open-vm-tools-debuginfo-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • open-vm-tools-debugsource-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • open-vm-tools-desktop-11.0.5-4.21.1
    • open-vm-tools-desktop-debuginfo-11.0.5-4.21.1

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