SUSE-RU-2019:14006-1: moderate: Recommended update for open-vm-tools

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   SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for open-vm-tools

Announcement ID:    SUSE-RU-2019:14006-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1115118 #1121964 #1124397 
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

   An update that has three recommended fixes can now be


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

   - Does no longer send a backup manifest when aborting a Linux quiesced
     snapshot (bsc#1124397)
   - Bails out vmtoolsd early when there are RPC errors.
   - The vmtoolsd.service file now supports cloud-init customization by
     default (bsc#1121964)
   - Fixes an issue where open-vm-tools has logged warnings, when taking a
     snapshot of a Linux guest
     on a vSphere host
   - Fixes an issue where open-vm-tools service crashed on Linux systems that
     are not running on a VMWare platform

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 11-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch slessp4-open-vm-tools-14006=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:

      zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-open-vm-tools-14006=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):



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