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ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200808211-UG: Update to VMware-esx-drivers-net-tg3 (1005904)

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Release Date: 13 AUGUST 2008
Document Last Updated:  13 AUGUST 2008


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Product Versions ESX Server 3.5 Update 2
Patch Classification Update
Requires ESX350-200808202-UG
ESX Server Host Reboot Required
Restart hostd Required
service mgmt-vmware restart
Maintenance Mode Required, Power Off or Migrate Virtual Machines
PRs Fixed 252301
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included VMware-esx-drivers-net-tg3
Related CVE numbers None


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the tg3 driver from 3.43b to 3.81c to take advantage of numerous upstream fixes in the drivers.

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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