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Critical Impact: VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-201012410-BG: Apply this patch to continue applying patches on ESX 3.5 hosts after June 1, 2011 (1030001)

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Summaries and Symptoms

To continue applying patches on ESX 3.5 hosts, the secure key needs to be updated before June 1, 2011. This patch updates the secure key.

Deployment Considerations

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

Patch Download and Installation

See the vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX 3.5 hosts.
To update ESX 3.5 hosts without 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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Additional Information

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