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VMware ESXi 4.1 Patch ESXi410-201104402-BG: Updates VMware Tools (1035109)

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Release date: April 28, 2011

Patch Classification Critical
Build For build information, see KB 1035111.
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
PRs Fixed 652611
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch resolves an issue where, during PXE installation of Linux virtual machines that are configured with multiple vCPUs and VMXNET3, the network adapter might fail to get a DHCP IP for the virtual distributed switch (vDS) and the virtual machine displays a message similar to the following:
DHCPv4 eth0 - Timed Out.
dhcp: DHCP Configuration failed.

The log files at /var/log/messages inside the guest file might display entries similar to following:
localhost kernel: eth0: intr type 2, mode 0, 1 vectors allocated
localhost kernel: eth0: NIC Link is Up 10000 Mbps
localhost kernel: eth0: NIC Link is Down

In addition, this patch also improves the way shared folders are handled.

Deployment Considerations

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

Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patches to ESXi hosts is through the VMware Update Manager. For details, see the VMware vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide.

ESXi hosts can also be updated using vSphere Host Update Utility or by manually downloading the patch ZIP file from the VMware download page and installing the bulletin by using the vihostupdate command through the vSphere CLI. For details, see the vSphere CLI Installation and Scripting Guide and the vSphere Upgrade Guide.

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.


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