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VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200812403-BG: Qlogic iSCSI Driver Allocates Target IDs Greater than 255 (1007210)


Release Date: 12/30/08
Document Last Updated: 12/30/08

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Product Versions ESX Server 3.0.3
Patch Classification General
Supersedes None
Requires ESX303-200812402-BG , ESX303-200812404-BG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required Yes
ESX Server Host Reboot Required Yes
PRs Fixed 328483
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-qla4022
Related CVE numbers N/A



When new targets are exposed to the QLogic iSCSI HBA, the QLogic iSCSI driver currently keeps allocating increasing target IDs. This results in allocation of target IDs greater than 255 to a newly discovered target. The ESX Server 3.0.x storage stack does not support target IDs greater than 255. This fix prevents the Qlogic iSCSI driver from allocating target IDs greater than 255.    

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Patch Download and Installation

Note: All virtual machines on the host must be either shut down or migrated using VMotion before applying the patch. A reboot of the ESX Server host is required after applying this patch.
See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using VMware Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts.

To update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts when not using VMware 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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