VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200804404-BG: Update to VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-vmkiscsi (1004164)
Release Date: 30 APR 2008
Document Last Updated: 30 APR 2008
This patch includes a fix to allow Windows virtual machines to boot when DataDigest is enabled in software iSCSI. (PR 202475)
When DataDigest is enabled for the software iSCSI initiator, certain Windows virtual machines might not boot. This situation occurs because of badly-formed I/O requests sent by the Windows guest operating system. This fix detects such I/O requests and handles them to allow the virtual machine to boot.
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.