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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200905401-BG: Updates vmkernel and hostd RPMs

Details

Release Date: May 28, 2009 

Download Size: 
117 MB 
Download Filename: 
ESX350-200905401-BG.zip 
md5sum: 
77fd33ac10b8c8d1574d968e7aaf5baf 


Product VersionsESX 3.5
Build163429
Also see KB 1001179.
Patch ClassificationCritical
SupersedesESX350-200712409-BG
ESX350-200712410-BG
ESX350-200802401-BG
ESX350-200802412-BG
ESX350-200804401-BG
ESX350-200804403-BG
ESX350-200806401-BG
RequiresESX350-200810201-UG
ESX350-200903201-UG
ESX350-200904401-BG
ESX350-200904402-SG
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
PRs Fixed

385373 324971

Affected HardwareNFS data store
Affected SoftwareN/A
RPMs Includedvmkernel, hostd
Related CVE numbersN/A

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • Virtual machines using a NFS data store might fail after a HA failover event. This issue might result in two scenarios:

    1. When you have memory overcommitment with virtual machines on a NFS datastore, it results in the creation of a vswp file, which is a non-zero size swap file. In this scenario if HA failover events occur and the HA has the setting "Leave VM powered on", then you might have a virtual machine failure on the host where the virtual machine was originally running before the HA event.

    2. If you do not have memory overcommitment with virtual machines on a NFS datastore, if HA failover events occur with the setting "Leave VM powered on", further vmotions of the virtual machine running on the original host might fail.

  • When an invalid license is specified to a license server or if the network is intermittent, the ESX server goes to an unlicensed state. The ESX server does not try again to acquire the licenses from the license server. This fix allows the ESX server to try to acquire licenses after a few minutes.

Deployment Considerations

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

Based on VMware KB 1010957


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