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ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200806402-BG: Update to the Service Console Kernel (1005217)

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Release Date: 16 JUNE 2008
Document Last Updated: 16 JUNE 2008


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Product Versions ESX Server 3.5
Patch Classification General
Supersedes ESX350-200712407-BG
Requires ESX350-200805502-BG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required Yes
ESX Server Host Reboot Required Yes
PRs Fixed


Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software

Emulex and QLogic FC drivers

RPMs Included kernel-vmnix
Related CVE numbers N/A


Summaries and Symptoms

Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:

  • Emulex and QLogic Fibre Channel driver names in the file /etc/modules.conf have been updated with the correct version names for ESX Server 3.5. (PR 281468)

    Symptoms: During an ESX Server 3.5 patch installation, the esxupdate utility returned the following error message while trying to install the kernel-vmnix RPM: No module lpfcdd_7xx found for kernel 2.4.21-47.0.1.ELvmnix, aborting. The initrd image was not rebuilt and various issues were seen after the host was rebooted.

    A similar error message was seen for systems with a QLogic FC driver, but the error message returned included: No module qla4010_324 found …

    Note: Any driver name listed in the /etc/modules.conf file that doesn't exist on the system will cause a similar error.

Deployment Considerations

None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table, above.

Patch Download and Installation

See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.5 hosts.

To update ESX Server 3.5 hosts when not using Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.

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