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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch Release ESX350-201206401 (2021020)

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Release Date: June 14, 2012

Bulletin ID Classification Knowledge Base Article
KB 2021017


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch contains security fixes for ESX 3.5. For more information, see the KB for the individual bulletin.

Best Practices for a Secure Environment

To ensure that you have the complete set of security fixes, VMware recommends that you first update to ESX 3.5 Update 5a and install all subsequent patches, including this one.

For instructions and system requirements, see the Upgrade Guide and Patch Management Guide. Also read the ESX 3.5 Update 5 Release Notes for information on the tools you use to upgrade ESX to Update 5a and other tips.

Patch Download and Installation

For information about how to use Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX 3.5 hosts, see the vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide.

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. See the ESX Server 3 Patch Management 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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