VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-200911226-UG: Updates e1000 driver to version 126.96.36.199-2vmw, and the e1000e device driver to version 0.4.1.7-2vmw (1014843)
Summaries and Symptoms
Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:
- Updates e1000 driver to version 188.8.131.52-2vmw, and the e1000e device driver to version 0.4.1.7-2vmw.
- When Intel MT and PT dualport NICs are in promiscuous mode the vlan filter is turned on. This results in dropped Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) packets. This fix adds checks for CDP packets with VLAN tags, sanity checks on incoming packets and logging output for parsing errors.
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.