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VMware ESX 3.5 Update 5, Patch ESX350-200911214-UG: Updates e1000 Driver for Intel (1015036)

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Release Date: December 3, 2009  
Download Size:
184 KB
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Product Versions ESX 3.5 Update 5
Build 207095
Patch Classification Critical
Supersedes ESX350-200804406-BG
Requires ESX350-200911201-UG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required Yes
Host Reboot Required Yes
PRs Fixed 235315, 398637
Affected Hardware None
Affected Software None
RPMs Included VMware-esx-drivers-net-e1000
Related CVE Numbers None


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch fixes the following issues or adds the following enhancements for ESX 3.5 Update 5:

  • When the native VLAN on a switch is changed from the default value of 1, the driver that supports Intel PRO/1000 MT and PT NIC drops CDP packets with the new native VLAN tag, and the ESX server does not detect CDP information on Intel MT and PT NICs. For more information, refer KB 1006379.
  • Corrects the driver version numbers to be compliant with the standard RPM versioning scheme.

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