VMware has just announced that VMware Tools 10.3.0 was recalled due to a functional issue with 10.3.0 in ESXi 6.5.
As per KB 57796, the VMXNET3 driver released with VMware Tools 10.3.0 can result in a Purple Diagnostic Screen (PSOD) or guest network connectivity loss in certain configurations. Those configurations include:
- VMware ESXi 6.5 hosts
- VM Hardware version 13
- Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 or higher guest operating system (OS).
As a workaround, VMware recommends uninstalling VMware Tools 10.3.0 and then reinstalling VMware Tools 10.2.5 for affected systems.
The vendor will be releasing a revised version of the VMware Tools 10.3 family at some point in the future.
More information is available in VMSA-2018-0017.