VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200804401-BG: Update to VMware-esx-vmkernel (1004161)
Release Date: 30 APR 2008
Document Last Updated: 30 APR 2008
Summaries and Symptoms
Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:
Spurious SysAlert warning messages appear on some systems which have less than 8 MTRRs implemented. (PR 225552)
Symptoms: Warning messages appear that include the following text:
ALERT: MTRR: 461: Unsupported number of MTRRS 7
DHCP resets the IP address and netmask when trying to acquire or renew a lease, even though the IP address has not changed. (PR 220682)
Symptoms: When DHCP tries to acquire or renew a lease, vmknic might lose network connectivity.
- The previous default multipath policy for all HDS modular storage arrays such as AMS, SMS, WMS, 9500V was MRU. Because all of these arrays are either Active/Active or Pseudo Active/Active, the default path policy for these arrays has been changed to FIXED with this patch. (PR 220844)
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table, above.
Patch Download and Installation
See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.5 hosts.
To update ESX Server 3.5 hosts when not using Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches_35.html and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.