VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200808412-BG: Updates lnxcfg (1006688)
Release Date: 18-Sep-2008
Document Last Updated: 18-Sep-2008
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch fixes the following issue:
The VMFS datastore is not available after changing the service console runlevel from multi-user mode (init 3) to single-user mode (init 1) and then back to multi-user mode.
Note: Changing runlevels is an advanced troubleshooting tool and should be used only when requested by VMware Technical Support. Runlevel changes might have other unintended side effects, including service failures when dependent services are not restarted when cycling between runlevels.
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.