VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200808402-BG: Updates the Service Console Kernel (1005808)
Release Date: 18-Sep-2008
Document Last Updated: 18-Sep-2008
Summaries and Symptoms
Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:
- On ESX hosts with more than one CD-ROM device, rescanning storage (vmhba) causes the host to crash with a purple screen that displays CosPanic:4781: COS Error: Oops.
- The root disk goes offline and the ESX service console becomes read-only during long cluster failovers on storage arrays. This issue applies to both Active/Active and Active/Passive storage arrays.
- Includes a fix to better support Broadcom RemotePHY backplanes on Dell PowerEdge blade servers.
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.