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VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-201105209-UG: Updates the VMware ESX 4.0 e1000e driver (1031119)

Details

Release date: May 05, 2011

Patch Classification
Critical
Build Information
For build information, see KB 1031732.
Also see KB 1012514.
Host Reboot Required
Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required
Yes
PRs Fixed
582476
Affected Hardware
N/A
Affected Software
N/A
VIBs Included
vmware-esx-drivers-net-e1000e
Related CVE numbers
N/A

 
 
 

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

In this patch release, e1000e 1.1.2-NAPI driver is bundled with ESX. In earlier releases, this driver was not bundled with ESX but provided separately for download.
 

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 4.0 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.

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