VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200908401-BG: Updates kernel source and vmnix (1013187)
Release Date: August 31, 2009
This patch updates the service console kernel for a fix that addresses an issue in the mptscsi_2xx driver during the discovery of storage devices on LSI SCSI HBAs.
Error messages similar to the following might be displayed in the service console:
warning 11/12/2007 15.05.17 Issue detected on v40z-1.sicidge in G E N O V
A: NMI: 1193: Faulting eip:esp [0x7c9bbf:0x346bf10]
Patch Download and Installation
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 Server host is required after applying this patch.
See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using VMware Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts.
To update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts when not using VMware Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.