VMware ESX Server 2.1.2 Security Update (for 2.1.x systems)
This patch includes updates for
ESX Server 2.1.x that addresses
the following security vulnerabilities:
In addition, this update removes a limitation on using more than 30 LUNs simultaneously.
There are a separate security updates for ESX Server 2.0.1 and 1.5.2 available as the
VMware ESX Server 2.0.1 Patch 1 Security Update and
VMware ESX Server 1.5.2 Patch 6 Security Update.
This update only works if you have
ESX Server 2.1, 2.1.1 or 2.1.2. 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
Installing the Update
This update will require a reboot of your ESX server to
take effect. You must shutdown your virtual machines
before installing the patch.
Log in as root into the ESX
Server service console.
Your path variable should
Download the tar file into the
/tmp, on your ESX
Change directory 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-2.1.2-10921-upgrade:
# cd esx-2.1.2-10921-upgrade
Run the driver installer:
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.