VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200910402-BG: Updates ESX Scripts (1013125)
Release Date: October 16, 2009
This patch is required to be installed with ESX350-200910401-SG (KB 1013124) to resolve a boot-time-related issue. The patch reduces the boot time of ESX hosts and should be applied when multiple ESX hosts detect LUNs used for Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS).
Error messages similar to the following might be logged in the /var/log/vmkernel log file of the service console:
Jul 24 14:34:24 VMEX3EQCH1100003 vmkernel: 165:15:48:57.500 cpu0:1033)WARNING: SCSI: 5519: Failing I/O due to too many reservation conflicts
Jul 24 14:34:24 VMEX3EQCH1100003 vmkernel: 165:15:48:57.500 cpu0:1033)WARNING: SCSI: 5615: status SCSI reservation conflict, rstatus 0xc0de01 for vmhba1:0:9. residual R 919, CR 0, ER 3
Jul 24 14:34:24 VMEX3EQCH1100003 vmkernel: 165:15:48:57.500 cpu0:1033)SCSI: 6608: Partition table read from device vmhba1:0:9 failed: SCSI reservation conflict (0xbad0022)
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table, above.
Patch Download and Installation
See the vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX 3.5 hosts.
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.