VMware ESX Server 2.0.1 Upgrade Patch 3 (for 2.0.x Systems)
This patch includes a new update for
ESX Server 2.0.x that addresses
the following known issue:
patch also includes previously released updates for
ESX Server 2.0.x that address
the following issues. The patch installer will only install these updates if they have
not been previously installed on your system:
There is a separate patch for 2.1.2 available as the
VMware ESX Server 2.1.2 Upgrade Patch 3. You can repair
the CAN-2004-1235 security vulnerability in ESX Server 2.5
by upgrading to
VMware ESX Server 2.5.1.
Note: Users installing this patch on Dell PowerEdge
servers with RAID controllers installed may encounter false error
messages during the upgrade process. See
Knowledge Base Article 1684 for more details.
This update only works if you have
ESX Server 2.0 or 2.0.1. Please make
sure that one of these versions is installed
before applying the patch. The installer will log
the name of this patch and information on the updated components in the
This update will require you to boot your server into Linux mode to
perform the upgrade. When you are prompted to reboot at the end of the
upgrade, the installer will restart your system to run ESX Server.
Power off all virtual machines and shutdown your server.
Restart your system.
At the LILO Boot Menu, select the linux option.
system start procedure to complete.
Log in as root into the ESX
Server service console, in Linux mode.
Make sure your path variable
Download the tar file into the
/tmp on your ESX
Change directories to /tmp.
Verify the integrity of the
The md5 checksum output
should match the
Extract the compressed tar
# tar -xvzf
Change directories to the newly
created directory /tmp/esx-2.0.1-13433-upgrade:
# cd esx-2.0.1-13433-upgrade
Run the patch installer:
Note: Once you start the installation script, do not enter keyboard
escape commands such as Control-C or Control-D. Using escape commands will interrupt
the upgrade procedure and leave your system partially upgraded.
The system updates have now been installed. A reboot prompt displays:
Reboot the server now [y/n]?
This update will not be complete until you reboot the ESX Server.
If you enter N, to indicate that you will not reboot at this time,
ESX Server displays the warning message "Please reboot the server manually
for this update to take effect. Update has been terminated unexpectedly."
If you see this message, you must manually reboot the server to complete
the driver update.
At the reboot prompt, enter Y to reboot the server.