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  • 1.  ESXi600-201803402-BG & Intel Nehalem (X5570)

    Posted Mar 26, 2018 12:41 PM

    Hi *,

    I'm running ESXi 6.0 on Dell R610 with X5570 CPU.

    With reference to VMware Knowledge Base 52085... Do I need to install this patch, even if my CPU is not listed?

    Any pros and cons?



  • 2.  RE: ESXi600-201803402-BG & Intel Nehalem (X5570)
    Best Answer

    Posted Mar 26, 2018 12:56 PM

    ESXi600-201803402-BG only delivers the microcode update to mitigate against Spectre. The microcode update can also come in the form of the BIOS/EFI firmware update from the server vendor. For PowerEdge R610, it is in this link


    You do need to apply ESXi600-201803401-BG for the Spectre microcode update to be exposed to the VMs.

  • 3.  RE: ESXi600-201803402-BG & Intel Nehalem (X5570)

    Posted Mar 26, 2018 01:11 PM

    Wow, that was fast... Thanks for your advice.