ESXi 3.5, Patch ESXe350-200807812-I-BG: Critical Fix for August 12 Licensing Timeout Issue (1006670)
Release Date: 12 AUGUST 2008
Document Last Updated: 20 AUGUST 2008
|Product Versions||ESXi 3.5 Update 2|
|ESX Server Host Reboot Required||Yes|
|Restart hostd Required||No|
|Maintenance Mode Required, Power Off or Migrate Virtual Machines||Yes|
|Related CVE numbers||None|
This patch is specifically targeted for customers who have installed or fully upgraded to ESXi 3.5 Update 2, or who have applied the ESXe350-200807401-I-UG patch (or offline bundle ESXe350-200807401-O-UG) to ESXi 3.5 or ESXi 3.5 Update 1 hosts.
SymptomsYou are unable to power on virtual machines. VI Client displays the error:
A General System error occurred: Internal error.
The following message is logged in the vmware.log file for the virtual machine:
This product has expired. Be sure that your host machine's date and time are set correctly.
There is a more recent version available at the VMware web site: http://www.vmware.com/info?id=4.
Module License Power on failed.
If you have a cluster with DRS enabled, you must put the cluster in manual mode.
VMotion migration of virtual machines can be used if the destination host is not affected by this issue.
Patch Download and Installation
The typical way to apply patches to ESXi 3.5 hosts is through the VMware Update Manager. For details, see the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide.