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VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200905405-BG: Update to time zone information (tzdata) package (1009945)


Release Date: 05/28/09
Document Last Updated: 05/28/09

Product Versions ESX Server 3.0.3
Patch Classification General
Supersedes ESX303-200811405-BG
Requires ESX303-200905402-SG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required No
ESX Server Host Reboot Required No
PRs Fixed 348749
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software tzdata package
RPMs Included tzdata
Related CVE numbers N/A



This fix updates the tzdata package. The tzdata package contains data files with rules for various time zones around the world.

The updated package addresses the following changes to Daylight Saving Time (DST) observations:

  • Future transition dates for Brazil are fixed.
  • Several Argentinian provinces do not observe daylight saving anymore. 

Users in the affected locales, or users interacting with people or systems in the affected locales, are advised to upgrade to this updated package.   

Deployment Considerations


Patch Download and Installation

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 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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