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ESX Server 3.0.2, Patch ESX-1006985: Mapping of Scripts in VMware Tools (1006985)


Release Date: 12/02/08
Document Last Updated: 12/02/08


Product Versions
ESX Server 3.0.2
Patch Classification
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required
ESX Server Host Reboot Required
PRs Fixed
Affected Hardware
Affected Software
RPMs Included
Related CVE numbers


The mapping of scripts in VMware Tools for Windows Japanese guest operating systems is corrected.




Deployment Considerations


Download Instructions

Download and verify the patch bundle as follows:

  1. Download patch ESX-1006985 from

  2. Log in to the ESX Server service console as root.

  3. Create a local depot directory.

    # mkdir -p /var/updates

    Note: VMware recommends that you use the updates directory.

  4. Change your working directory to /var/updates.

    # cd /var/updates

  5. Download the tar file into the /var/updates directory.

  6. Verify the integrity of the downloaded tar file:

    # md5sum ESX-1006985.tgz

    The md5 checksum output should match the following:

    9b4f60bfa9840a32b2b07508bcb3670b ESX-1006985.tgz

  7. Extract the compressed tar archive:

    # tar -xvzf ESX-1006985.tgz

  8. Change to the newly created directory, /var/updates/ESX-1006985:

    # cd ESX-1006985

Installation Instructions

After you download and extract the archive, and if you are in the directory that you previously created, use the following command to install the update:

# esxupdate update

To run esxupdate from a different directory, you must specify the bundle path in the command:

# esxupdate -r file://<directory>/ESX-1006985 update

For example, if the host is called depot:

# esxupdate -r file:///depot/var/updates/ESX-1006985 update

During the update process, logs appear on the terminal. You can specify the verbosity of esxupdate logs by using the -v option as shown, below.

# esxupdate -v 10 file://<directory>/ESX-1006985 update

For more information on how to use esxupdate, see the Patch Management for ESX Server 3 tech note at

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