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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200901405-BG: Updates VMware-esx-lnxcfg

Details

Release Date: Jan. 30, 2009

Download Size: 
33.3KB 
Download Filename: 
ESX350-200901405-BG.zip 
md5sum: 
0355746da6e2dead1f528a5eef75704d


Product VersionsESX 3.5
Patch ClassificationGeneral
SupersedesESX350-200806207-UG
ESX350-200808207-UG
ESX350-200808412-BG
Requires

ESX350-200901402-SG

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredNo
Host Reboot RequiredNo
PRs Fixed277100, 317076
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareiSCSI software
RPMs IncludedVMware-esx-lnxcfg
Build143198
Also see KB 1001179.
Related CVE numbersNone

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch fixes the following issues:

  • Changes to iSCSI LUN path policy were not persistent across reboot. This fix makes sure the multi-path configurations are refreshed after iSCSI volumes are discovered, so changes persist after rebooting the ESX system. 

    Symptoms seen without this patch: Setting changes to pathing or policy preferences on the iSCSI software initiator return to their defaults after rebooting the ESX host. (Unlike iSCSI hardware initiator and fibre initiator settings, which are saved across reboots.)

    Note: If the path policy was manually configured by the user at anytime in the past, the next reboot after the patch is installed will set the path policy to the manually-configured value.

  • If you customized the /etc/syslog.conf as described in the Basic System Administration guide, changes to the file were overwritten when you upgraded or patched the ESX system.

    The syslog.conf file was backed up only when syslog.conf.orig did not exist. This fix changes the backup file to syslog.conf.orig.<year_month_day_hour> so that the configuration file is always backed up.

Deployment Considerations

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

Based on VMware KB 1006655


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