VMware ESX Server vmxnet Driver Update for Windows NT

Released 10/20/05

TAR File

This update for ESX Server 2.0.1, 2.1.2, 2.5.1, and 2.5.2 includes the following patch:

Precompiled tools library /usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/windows.iso.

Note: This update fixes network connectivity issue with vmxnet network adapter in Windows NT 4.0 guest operating system. For more information please refer to KB article 1854.

Installing the Update

  1. Log in as root into the ESX Server service console.
  2. Download the update, esx16515update.tar.gz, into a temporary directory, for example /tmp, on your ESX service console.
  3. Change directories to /tmp:
    cd /tmp
  4. Verify the integrity of the package:
    md5sum esx16515update.tar.gz The output should be:
    35b3e16f4938414738ffd1ae738b0ad5 esx16515update.tar.gz
  5. Extract the compressed tar archive:
    tar -xvzf esx16515update.tar.gz
  6. Change directories to the newly created directory, esx16515update.
    cd esx16515update
  7. Backup the old Windows tools library:
    mv /usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/windows.iso
  8. Copy the new Windows tools library:
    cp windows.iso /usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/
  9. The ISO image for the tools is now updated.
  10. Reload the Windows tools in your Windows NT 4.0 guest operating systems for the change to take affect.