ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200802403-BG: Improved Statistics Collection for Support Scripts, Fix for Patch Issue Seen After Upgrading from ESX Server 2.5.x to 3.5.0 (1003446)
Release Date: 3/10/2008
Document Last Updated: 3/10/2008
Download Size: 312 KB
The options -s and -S do not work correctly in the vm-support script.
After upgrading from ESX Server 2.5.x to 3.5 using tarball esx-3.5.0-64607-upgrade.tar.gz, a subsequent patch upgrade fails. This problem occurs because of a missing descriptor file in the patch database directory. This issue does not appear on systems upgraded to ESX Server 3.5 from ESX Server 2.5.x using ISO CD or on a fresh installation of ESX Server 3.5.
When vm-support is run with the -s or -S option, data cannot be collected properly because the script invokes the vsh utility from the wrong path.
The patch installation fails with an error message similar to the following:
ERROR: [ESX350-200802303-SG] requires ['3.5.0-6460*'] but these bundles cannot be found. Please make sure they are in the depot and specified in the bundle list.
Patch Download and Installation
To automatically download and install patches on your ESX Server 3.5 hosts, use the VMware Update Manager. For more information, see the Update Manager Administration Guide at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_vum_10_admin_guide.pdf.
To update ESX Server 3.5 hosts from the command line of the service console, download the most recent patch bundle from http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches_35.html and install it using the esxupdate utility. For more information about using esxupdate, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_esxupdate.pdf.