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VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4, Patch ESX350-200903226-UG: Updates MegaRAID and LSI MPT SAS Drivers (1008092)

Details

Release Date: March 30, 2009

 

Download Size:
208KB
Download Filename:
ESX350-200903226-UG.zip
md5sum:
b42baad111812dec9d38898f493f8111


Product Versions ESX 3.5 Update 4
Build 153875
Also see KB 1001179.
Patch Classification General
Supersedes
ESX350-200802404-BG
ESX350-200803204-UG
ESX350-200806212-UG
ESX350-200806213-UG
ESX350-200808212-UG
ESX350-200808213-UG
ESX350-200810203-UG
Requires
ESX350-200903201-UG
ESX350-200903202-UG
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Host Reboot Required Yes
PRs Fixed 323042
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-megaraid_sas
VMware-esx-drivers-scsi-mptscsi_2xx
Related CVE numbers None

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch provides updated versions of LSI MPT SCSI and MegaRAID SAS drivers. The updated drivers allow Dell Open Manage management agents to run on ESXi without causing a spike in CPU utilization.

Without this patch, the esxtop command shows output similar to the following for dsm_sa_datamgr3:

ID   GID  NAME NWLD %USED %RUN %SYS %WAIT %RDY %IDLE %OVRLP %CSTP %MLMTD
1973 1973 dsm_sa_datamgr3 14 67.88 68.88 0.00 1329.24 1.86 0.00 7.85 0.00 0.00


This patch also requires bundle ESX350-200903201-UG for the VMnix kernel portion. This patch contains only the driver RPMs.

Driver RPM versions:

  • mptscsi_2xx - 2.6.48.18
  • megaraid_sas driver - 3.19

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 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.

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