VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200804407-BG: Update to kernel-source and kernel-vmnix (1004167)
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:
- Adds support for the Broadcom HT-1100 SATA/IDE controller. (PR 253613)
- A fix to prevent path thrashing during an Invista all paths down condition. During all paths down, ESX continues to send I/Os to the device. If I/O happens to be RESERVE/RELEASE, Invista returns success and ESX declares the path UP, even though it is still down. (PR 199152)
Symptoms: Under certain error conditions, EMC Invista users might see path thrashing between ON and STANDBY states.
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.