VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4, Patch ESX350-200903219-UG: Updates e1000e Driver (1008011)
Release Date: March 30, 2009
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch includes version 0.4.1.7 of the Intel e1000e driver, which allows ESX 3.5 Update 4 to work with products based on the Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet controller. For detailed information about ESX hardware compatibility, see http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility.
Patch ESX350-200903201-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.