VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200802404-BG: Resolves DMA Issues on LSI 1078 and 106XE HBAs (1003447)
Release Date: 3/10/2008
Document Last Updated: 3/10/2008
A hardware issue in LSI 1078 chip-based controllers results in the improper mapping of the DMA address, which results in data corruption.
LSI 106XE controllers (SAS1064E and SAS1068E, B1 and earlier revisions) are not able to perform DMA for addresses beyond 4GB.
Patch bundles ESX350-200802403-BG and ESX350-200802409-BG must be installed prior to installing this patch. The esxupdate utility will check to ensure ESX350-200802403-BG and ESX350-200802409-BG are installed before proceeding with installation of this patch.
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.