ESX Server 3.0.2, Patch ESX-1006680: Fix for Proper Deletion of VMware Log Files; Fix for an Instruction Synchronization Issue; Corrected Message for Path Failover (1006680)
Presence of many VMware log files on the VMFS volumes causes the hot migration of virtual machines to run slow. Sometimes, due to this issue, virtual machines are not even created. This release fixes this issue by deleting VMware log files properly.
After ESX Server executes translated code in memory, synchronization failure occurs when synchronizing to the loop and jrcxz instructions This issue is resolved.
Path failover on an active/passive array displays the warning message Did not switchover to vmhbaX:Y:Z. Check Unit Ready Command returned READY , which might be misleading.The fix changes the warning message to Path vmhbaX:Y:Z is already active. No action required , and also changes the alert level of the warning message from WARNING to LOG.
Download and verify the patch bundle as follows:
- Download patch ESX-1006680 from http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches.html.
- Log in to the ESX Server service console as root.
- Create a local depot directory.
# mkdir -p /var/updates
Note: VMware recommends that you use the updates directory.
- Change your working directory to /var/updates.
# cd /var/updates
- Download the tar file into the /var/updates directory.
- Verify the integrity of the downloaded tar file:
# md5sum ESX-1006680.tgz
The md5 checksum output should match the following:
- Extract the compressed tar archive:
# tar -xvzf ESX-1006680.tgz
- Change to the newly created directory, /var/updates/ESX-1006680:
# cd ESX-1006680
# esxupdate update
To run esxupdate from a different directory, you must specify the bundle path in the command:
# esxupdate -r file://<directory>/ESX-1006680 update
For example, if the host is called depot:
# esxupdate -r file:///depot/var/updates/ESX-1006680 update
During the update process, logs appear on the terminal. You can specify the verbosity of esxupdate logs by using the -v option as shown, below.
# esxupdate -v 10 file://<directory>/ESX-1006680 update
For more information on how to use esxupdate, see the Patch Management for ESX Server 3 tech note at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxupdate.pdf.