Installation information about a specific patch in the VMware ESX server. This information can be retrieved by the "esxupdate query | grep ESX-xxxxxxx" command.
This is the patch number which identifies the patch being checked in current VMware ESX server. Many of the security bulletins for VMWARE ESX Server contain non-numerical characters in the patch number, therefore this entity has a datatype of string.
Deprecated As Of Version: 5.6
Reason: The deprecated patch_test has a bug where the patch name entity is defined as a string in the object yet is defined as an int in the state. Additional state entities have also been added to the new patch56_test.
Comment: This item has been deprecated and will be removed in version 6.0 of the language.