VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200802410-BG: Unexpected Reboot of Virtual Machines Configured to Automatically Start or Stop (1003457)
Release Date: 3/10/2008
Document Last Updated: 4/16/2008 - updated note in Deployment Considerations
Download Size: 4.9 MB
This patch fixes an issue where stopping and starting the mgmt-vmware service can cause an unexpected reboot of virtual machines that are configured to automatically stop or start.
Note: Before you begin please refer t o KB1003490 for important information on restarting the mgmt-vmware service.
In addition to applying this patch, you will need to comment out the following line in the /etc/rc.d/init.d/mgmt-vmware file:
vmware_exec "$hostdName" "$VIMSH" -n -e 'internalsvc/shutdown'
Add a # at the beginning of the line.
Note: A complete fix for this issue will appear in an upcoming ESX Server 3.5 release (now released, see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003696 ). VMware recommends you wait for that fix. This patch provides an interim workaround for customers who require it.
Patch Download and Installation
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 .