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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200810208-UG: Updates esxupdate Documentation (1007048)


Release Date: 11-06-2008

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Product Versions ESX 3.5 Update 3
Patch Classification General
Supersedes None
Requires ESX350-200810202-UG
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
Host Reboot Required No
PRs Fixed 292427
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included VMware-esx-docs
Related CVE numbers None


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch fixes the following issue: The esxupdate query command does not display obsolete bundles.

Symptoms: In prior releases of ESX, the esxupdate query command does not list the obsolete bundles. To resolve this issue, esxupdate adds two new options:

  • -a or –-listall displays all installed bundles, including obsolete bundles.
  • -o or –-onlyobsolete displays only obsolete installed bundles.

Deployment Considerations

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 and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.

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