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VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200802409-BG: Fix for Reset Issue with CD-ROM Controller, VMkernel Update for bnx2 Driver

Details

Release Date: 3/10/2008
Document Last Updated: 3/10/2008

 

Download Size: 
48.2 MB
Download Filename: 
ESX350-200802409-BG.zip
md5sum: 
eb02c50694d3e88ffb2d84e851ce7200


Product VersionsESX Server 3.5
Patch ClassificationCritical
SupersedesESX350-200712407-BG
Dependencies
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot RequiredYes
ESX Server Host Reboot RequiredYes
PRs Fixed183242
Affected Hardware
ESX Server hosts running on: 
- Intel Server Systems SR4850HW4 and SR6850HW4 (Harwich)
- Intel 4-Processor Server System S7000FC4UR (Fox Cove)
- All devices using the bnx2 driver. The issue was found on the Broadcom BCM5709 NIC.
Affected SoftwareUnknown
RPMs Included
kernel-source
kernel-vmnix
Related CVE numbersNone

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch includes a fix for the following issues:

  • Due to a reset issue with the CD-ROM controller in Harwich and Fox Cove platforms, accessing the CD-ROM from a virtual machine during heavy CPU loads might hang the host.

    Under heavy CPU loads, accessing a CD-ROM from a virtual machine might cause the host to stop responding indefinitely. This issue occurs when the ESX Server host runs on the following Intel server systems: SR4850HW4 and SR6850HW4 (Harwich), 4-Processor S7000FC4UR (Fox Cove).

    You will notice the following error messages on the server screen if your server has a problem:

    hda : status timeout : status=0xd0{Busy}
    hda : status timeout : error=0x00
    hda : ATAPI reset complete
    hda : status timeout : status=0x80{Busy}
    hda : status timeout : error=0x01 IllegalLenghtIndication
    hda : ATAPI reset timeout, status=0X80

    After this, the host might be inaccessible.

  • Contains fixes required by Patch ESX350-200802301-BG for a complete resolution of the issues with the bnx2 driver.

    Based on VMware KB 1003452

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