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VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200908402-BG: Updates vmkernel (1013188)


Release Date: August 31, 2009

Download Size:
33 MB
Download Filename:
ESX303-200908402-BG .zip

Product Versions ESX Server 3.0.3
Patch Classification General
Supersedes ESX303-200810505-BG
Requires ESX303-200811401-BG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required Yes
Host Reboot Required Yes
PRs Fixed 395163
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included VMware-esx-vmkernel
Related CVE numbers N/A



This patch addresses a NFS (Network File System) lock file management issue.

Deployment Considerations


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 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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