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Third-party async driver updates (2030005)


  • An ESX/ESXi host becomes unstable
  • Host performance is not optimal
  • A host reports a purple diagnostic screen (PSOD)


This article provides information to help maintain system stability and ensure optimal operation.


VMware recommends updating drivers and ESXi/ESX to the latest available version using VMware Update Manager to resolve issues and improve system stability.

For information on installing async drivers, see:
The VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide (HCL) does not always report the latest driver version and instead lists the minimum required version. If a newer driver is available, VMware recommends installing the newer version. For more information, see the VMware Compatibility Guide.

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