VMware ESX 3.5 Update 5, Patch ESX350-200911206-UG: Updates tg3 Driver for Broadcom (1015030)
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch fixes the following issues or adds the following enhancements for ESX 3.5 Update 5:
- Fixes an issue where ESX Server installed on a Dell 6650 server with BCM5700 NICs might stop responding with a purple screen error.
- tg3 NICs have a long history of problems with TSO (TCP segmentation offload) frames and their implementation does not provide any significant boost. Starting with this release, TSO frames are disabled on all tg3 NICs.
- Corrects the driver version numbers to be compliant with the standard RPM versioning scheme.
Patch Download and Installation
See the 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 without using Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from the Patch Download Center and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.