VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200810204-UG: Updates bnx2x Driver for Broadcom (1007044)
Release Date: 11-06-2008
Summaries and SymptomsSoftware Broadcom driver (bnx2x) upgraded to 1.45.20. This change adds support for Broadcom 57711 10G NIC. The change also maintains compatibility with Broadcom 57710 10G NIC for firmware versions 4.4.4 and later.
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table, above.
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.