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If you are using VMware ESX or ESXi 4.1 with the Broadcom bnx2x (in-box driver version 1.54.1.v41.1-1vmw), you may experience some of these symptoms:
This issue is resolved in a patch release for ESX/ESXi 4.1. For more information, see:
This issue is also resolved in the asynchronous Broadcom driver release bnx2x 1.60.50.v40.3 and newer. For more information, see VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM57710, BCM57711, BCM57711E Ethernet Controller andHow to install async drivers on ESX/ESXi 4.x (1032936).
Based on VMware KB 1029368