VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904402-SG: Updates ESX Scripts (1010127)
Release Date: April 29, 2009
Summaries and Symptoms
Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:
- Fixes an issue where two rescans are required to discover a new LUN connected to a Qlogic Fibre Channel HBA. This is due to a rescan timing issue between VMkernel and Qlogic Fibre Channel driver.
- A new feature allows the esxcfg-firewall command to block host access to the ports of the service console. The new options IpruleAdd and IpruleDel support this feature. The updated manpage for this feature is available from bundle ESX350-200904409-BG.
- Fixes an issue where inputting the incorrect command format to open multiple ports might cause esxcfg-firewall to fail. After this fix is applied, you must reset the esxcfg-firewall settings to default with the following command:
If you input the incorrect command format to open multiple ports after the fix is applied, esxcfg-firewall might display an error message similar to the following:
ERROR: PortSanityCheck: bad port specification, '40-1500'
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.