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VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4, Patch ESX350-200903210-UG: Updates Software Drivers for HP Smart Array Controllers (1007980)


Release Date: March 30, 2009


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Product Versions ESX 3.5 Update 4
Build 153875
Also see KB 1001179.
Patch Classification Critical
Supersedes ESX350-200810210-UG
Requires ESX350-200903201-UG
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Host Reboot Required Yes
PRs Fixed 343307 324818 327016 345818 332566 324821 350054 354396 352881 360410 358306
Affected Hardware HP Smart Array controllers
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included VMware-esx-drivers-block-cciss
Related CVE numbers None


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch adds support for new HP Smart Array controllers. For details about supported I/O Devices, search the Hardware Compatibility Guide at

Patch ESX350-200903201-UG is also required to complete this fix.

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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