Mecyon
Contributor
Contributor

UG, BG, SG,GA ??

hello;

I have two questions:

1- What does stand for UG, BG, SG,GA in the end of ESX Patch file.For example:

ESX/ESXi 410-201011401-BG,

ESX/ESXi 410-201010401-SG,

ESX/ESXi 4.1.0 GA

2- what is the meaning of part of patch file name? For example: ESX/ESXi <Release>-<Date>-xx ???

Thanks,

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idle-jam
Immortal
Immortal

a wild guess from me would be GA = general availability .. but that's just my quest ..

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lamw
Community Manager
Community Manager

UG = Update bundle

BG = Bug Fix bundle

SG = Security Fix bundle

GA = General Fix bundle

These definitions are provided in this patching document - http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/esx_patching_best_practices.pdf

It does not go over what the last letter stands for "G" or "A"

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nkrishnan
Expert
Expert

I think GA means Generally available, i havent seen GA comes in Patch bulletin/Bundle name.

--Nithin
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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

In addition to:

BG - bug fix bundle

SG - security fix bundle

UG - update bundle

there's one more:

RG - roll-up bundle

André

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