VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200907405-BG: Updates kernel source and vmnix (1012542)
Release Date: July 30, 2009
Summaries and Symptoms
On IBM systems having iBMC/IMM devices, during boot time, the CDCEther driver could not complete its device discovery due to a timing issue in the device firmware. This patch fixes the issue.
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 3.5 hosts.
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 host is required after applying this patch.
To update ESX 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.