VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200907407-BG: Updates vmkernel and hostd RPMs (1012543)
Release Date: July 30, 2009
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch contains the following enhancement and fixes the following issues (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable):
- The maximum username length of UserAccount in the VMware VI Toolkit is increased from 16 to 32 characters.
- Fixes an hostd memory leak issue with HTTP connection recycling when communicating with UI, SDK etc.
- When a mounted NFS volume goes offline in an ESX Server cluster, it might cause the heap size to grow and might cause the ESX Server to stop responding.
- VMFS locks on ESX Server hosts might be incorrectly broken, when a previous unlock operation from the same host fails.
- Some virtual machines including Red Hat, Windows, and SUSE Linux Enterprise boot very slowly or might not boot at all when an EMC Symmetrix LUN in Not Ready state is attached to the virtual machines as a RDM device. Error messages similiar to the following will be logged in /var/log/vmkwarning:
WARNING: SCSI: CheckPathReady:2941: CheckUnitReady on vmhba2:3:13 returned I/O error 0x0/0x2 sk 0x2 asc 0x0 ascq 0x0
After applying this fix, the virtual machines boot normally.
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.