VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200905405-BG: Updates Kernel Source and VMNIX (1010963)
Release Date: May 28, 2009
Summaries and Symptoms
Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:
- This patch updates kernel-source and kernel-vmnix to support the aacraid software driver update.
The driver update fixes an issue where ESX 3.5 might fail on IBM, Fujitsu and SUN servers installed with Adaptec aacraid_esx30 driver. The failure occurs when the ESX host is running management agents and heavy I/O load on the volumes owned by aacraid_esx30 driver.
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.