VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200808407-BG: Updates Software QLogic iSCSI Driver (1005816)
Release Date: 18-Sep-2008
Document Last Updated: 18-Sep-2008
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch updates the Software QLogic iSCSI driver to v3.30.00.08-vm4 and fixes the following issue:
If a system with a QLogic iSCSI HBA has any ports not connected to the network, the driver initialization takes a long time. This occurs because of a driver issue that does not properly time-out the wait for accessing the network through the link-down port. This issue affects QLogic iSCSI HBA models QLA4050c, QLA4052c, QLE4060c, and QLE4062c.
If you are using esxupdate , you must install 2nd-level dependencies before installing this patch. For details, see Patch Installation Using esxupdate Fails Because 2nd-Level Dependency Is Not Installed (KB 1007060).
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://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.