VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200808405-BG: Fix for Replacing msvcrt.dll with an Older Version During VMware Tools Upgrade; Fix for VMware Tools Upgrade from ESX Server 3.0.x GA to ESX Server 3.0.x Patch Installations (1006036)
Summaries and Symptoms
Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:
- An older version of msvcrt.dll might replace a higher version of msvcrt.dll during VMware Tools upgrade. This fix addresses the issue and replaces the msvcrt.dll only if a higher version is not present.
When users upgrade from GA to patch installations of ESX Server 3.0.x, the VMware Tools package is not upgraded.Symptoms: During a VMware Tools upgrade, older files are not replaced.
Compilation of guest drivers fails for the Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.04.1 guest operating systems as support for newer kernel is absent.Symptoms: Compiling modules on Ubuntu 8.04 guest operating system fails with the following error message:
Unable to build the vmmemctl module.
None of the pre-built vmhgfs modules……
Unable to build the vmhgfs module.
None of the pre-built vmxnet modules……
Unable to build the vmxnet module
When installing VMware Tools on a Solaris 10 U5 virtual machine on ESX Server 3.0.3, the VMware Tools installation fails when configuring the X server.
Provide pre-built modules for VMware Tools for the 32-Bit and 64-Bit Ubuntu 8.04.1 virtual machines.
None of the pre-built modules vmmemctl modules for VMware tools is suitable for your running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmemctl
Patch Download and Installation
See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using VMware Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts.
To update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts when not using VMware 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 .