VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200905404-BG: Update to FTP client service (1009943)
This patch resolves the issue of VMkernel generated firewall message on service console, and adds the man page entry for newly added options of the esxcfg-firewall command. This fix also provides two additional functionalities for adding or removing iptable modules. The --moduleAdd module functionality allows the user to add the iptables module manually, and the --moduleDel module functionality allows the user to remove the iptables module manually.
ESX303-200905402-SG adds support for passive mode FTP.
Patch Download and Installation
Note: All virtual machines on the host must be either shut down or migrated using VMotion before applying the patch. A reboot of the ESX Server host is required after applying this patch.
See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using VMware Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts.
To update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts when not using VMware Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.