VMware ESX Server 2.0.0 Driver Update for IBM Director

Released 7/21/03

TAR File

This driver update is required for running IBM Director on VMware ESX Server 2.0.0. It updates the ServeRAID (ips) driver and VMware vmnixmod driver shipped with ESX-2.0.0 build-5257.

Note: This driver update works only on ESX-2.0.0 build-5257, the GA release for ESX Server 2.0.0. Be sure this build is installed before applying the patch.

Installing the IBM driver update

  1. Log in as root into the ESX Server 2.0.0 service console.
  2. Download the driver update, ibm-update-5257.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 ibm-update-5257.tar.gz
    The output should be:
    7f3f7367db01040f8ffdec6bae3d6aa3 ibm-update-5257.tar.gz
  5. Extract the compressed tar archive:
    tar -xvzf ibm-update-5257.tar.gz
  6. Change directories to the newly created directory, ibm-update.
    cd ibm-update
  7. Run the driver installer.
  8. The drivers are now updated. Reboot your ESX Server machine for the update to take effect.