VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-200911219-UG: Updates nx-nic driver to version 4.0.301-2vmw (1014837)
Summaries and Symptoms
Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:
- Updates nx-nic driver to version 4.0.301-2vmw.
- Fixes an issue with the NetXen nx_nic network driver on NX2031 cards where ESX might stop responding after a queue stop on systems with more than 32GB of memory.
- Fixes an issue where ESX might fail with the nx_nic driver after decoding an Ethernet header as an IP header. This fix sets the LRO enabled variable to 0 because Large Receive Offload (LRO) is not supported in ESX 4.0 Update 1.
For a complete list of the issues fixed in ESX 4.0 Update 1, see the ESX 4.0 Update 1 Release Notes.
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table above.
Patch Download and Installation
See the VMware vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX 4.0 hosts.
To update ESX 4.0 hosts when not using Update Manager, download the patch zip file from http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ and install the bulletin using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX 4 Patch Management Guide.