VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4, Patch ESX350-200903206-UG: Updates the bnx2x Driver for Broadcom (1007976)
Release Date: March 30, 2009
Summaries and Symptoms
Wake on LAN (WOL) is properly enabled for Broadcom NICs that have WOL support. This patch provides the backup tools portion of the fix.
Known issue: Executing the ethtool vmnic* command in the service console displays WOL as supported for all NetXen NICs, even those that do not support WOL.
Patch ESX350-200903215-UG is also required to complete this fix.
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://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches_35.html and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.