ESXi600-201801401-BG

VMware has released patches today. Is it something to do with security?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, meltdown and spectre patches - VMware vSphere 6.0: apply patch ESXi600-201711101-SG

also see this question

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29076874/meltdown-Spectre-and-VMWare-5-5-and-5-1.html

(I'll not cut and paste it!)

Also you need to

1. Apply Patches to ESXi
2. Also maybe Host CPU and Firmware
3. Also VM Guest OS

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/09/meltdown_spectre_slowdown/

https://blogs.vmware.com/services-education-insights/feed-items/meltdown-and-spectre-vmware-patches
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sara2000Author Commented:
Anyone applied these patches and noticed any change on CPU performance?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, there is performance change!
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sara2000Author Commented:
Thanks Andrew,  how do I check whether we have vm with pcid enabled?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you have any VMs, that you are passing through a real PCI card....
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