VMware ESX 4.1, Patch ESX410-201101207-UG: Updates ESX 4.1 bnx2x device driver (1027908)
|Product Versions||ESX 4.1|
|Build||For build information, see KB 1012514.|
|Host Reboot Required||Yes|
|Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required||Yes|
|Related CVE numbers||N/A|
Summaries and Symptoms
An error message similar to the following is displayed on the service console of the ESX host: CPU10:4118 - intr vector: 290:out of interrupt vectors. Before applying this fix, bnx2 driver in MSI-X mode and jumbo frame configuration support only 6 ports. In this release, the bnx2 driver allocates only 1 RX queue in MSI-X mode, supports 16 ports, and saves memory resources. This patch fixes the issue.
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 4.1 hosts.
To update ESX 4.1 hosts without using Update Manager, download the patch ZIP file from http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ and install the bulletin by using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX 4.1 Patch Management Guide.