VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200910404-SG: Updates CIM (1014635)
Release Date: October 16, 2009
After applying this patch, any request for connection to CIM port 5989 on ESX 3.5 using cipher suite of 56-bit encryption will be dropped. 56-bit encryption and below is considered weak encryption and should no longer be used.
Before installing this patch on Dell systems running ESX versions earlier than 3.5 Update 4, refer KB 1014756.
Patch Download and Installation
Note: All virtual machines on the ESX host must be either shut down or migrated using VMotion before applying the patch.
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.