VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200803208-UG: Update to the esxupdate utility (1003703)
Release Date: 4/10/2008
Document Last Updated: 4/10/2008
This patch provides an update to esxupdate utility to address the following issues:
- Fixed an issue where esxupdate -l query showed removed RPMs as missing after an upgrade was performed. The removed RPMs are made obsolete by new RPMs in the upgrade and are removed during upgrade installation.
- Fixed an issue where patches for ESX Server 3.5 would fail to install on a host upgraded from ESX Server 3.0.x that has patches installed on it.
After an upgrade of ESX Server, esxupdate - query would report removed packages as missing.
esxupdate failed to install ESX Server 3.5 patches because it falsely considered the previously installed ESX Server 3.0.x patches as being newer than the ESX Server 3.5 patches.
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.