VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4, Patch ESX350-200903217-UG: Updates tg3 Driver for Broadcom (1007989)
Release Date: March 30, 2009
Summaries and Symptoms
An ESX system with a Broadcom NIC BCM5700 might crash while booting and display an Exception Type 14 for the TG3 driver.
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.