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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200905403-BG: Updates aacraid driver for Adaptec (1010960)

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Release Date: May 28, 2009
Download Size:
88 KB
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Product Versions ESX 3.5
Build 163429
Also see KB 1012514.
Patch Classification Critical
Supersedes ESX350-200802406-SG
Requires ESX350-200904402-SG
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
PRs Fixed 279999
Affected Hardware IBM, Fujitsu and SUN servers installed with Adaptec aacraid_esx30 driver
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included aacraid_esx30
Related CVE numbers N/A


Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • ESX 3.5 might fail on IBM, Fujitsu and SUN servers installed with Adaptec aacraid_esx30 driver. This issue occurs when ESX host is running management agents and heavy I/O load on the volumes owned by aacraid_esx30 driver.

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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