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VMware ESX 4.1, Patch ESX410-201101222-UG: Updates mptsas, mptspi device drivers (1028451)

Details

 

Product Versions ESX 4.1
Build For build information, see KB 1029353.
Patch Classification Critical
Severity Critical
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
PRs Fixed 605032
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included vmware-esx-drivers-scsi-mptsas
vmware-esx-drivers-scsi-mptspi
Related CVE numbers N/A


 

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

Data loss might occur on ESX hosts using LSI SAS HBAs connected to SATA disks. This issue occurs when the maximum I/O size is set to more than 64KB in mptsas driver and LSI SAS HBAs are connected to SATA disks. This patch fixes the issue.

Deployment Considerations

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.

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