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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200908402-BG: Updates VMware Tools (1013178)


Release Date: August 31, 2009

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Product Versions ESX 3.5
Build 184236
Patch Classification Critical
Supersedes ESX350-200901404-BG
Requires ESX350-200810201-UG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required No
Host Reboot Required No
PRs Fixed 252487
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included VMware-esx-tools
Related CVE numbers N/A



After performing VMotion between ESX 3.0.x and ESX 3.5 hosts, virtual machines running on ESX 3.5 hosts are restarted in order to upgrade to the latest version of VMware Tools. After applying this fix, VMware Tools function as expected.


The following symptoms might occur on the ESX hosts without this patch:

  • VMware Tools installed on virtual machines might fail.
  • Quiesced snapshot in VCB fails with a Could not run custom freeze/thaw operation: Guest tools is not running error message.

Deployment Considerations

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.

To update ESX 3.5 hosts when not using Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.

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