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VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-201006203-UG: Updates the VMware ESX 4.0 mptsas, mptspi device drivers (1017723)

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Product Versions ESX 4.0
Build 261974
Also see KB 1012514.
Patch Classification Critical
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
PRs Fixed 466710 493873
Affected Hardware Any devices that use this driver are affected.
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included vmware-esx-drivers-scsi-mptsas
Related CVE numbers N/A


Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • This bulletin updates the VMware ESX 4.0 mptsas device driver to version, and, mptspi device driver to version

Deployment Considerations

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

Patch Download and Installation

See the VMware vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX 4.0 hosts.

To update ESX 4.0 hosts when not using Update Manager, download the patch zip file from and install the bulletin using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX 4 Patch Management Guide.

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