VMware ESX Server 2.5 Upgrade Patch 2
Note: ESX Server 2.5 Upgrade Patch 2 replaces ESX Server
2.5 Upgrade Patch 1, which installed the incorrect version of
a Broadcom device driver. If your server uses Broadcom networking hardware
and you previously installed Patch 1, you must now install Patch 2. See
Knowledge Base Article 1612 for more information.
This patch includes new updates for
ESX Server 2.5 that addresses
the following known issues:
There are separate patches for ESX Server 2.1.2 and 2.0.1 available as the
VMware ESX Server 2.1.2 Upgrade Patch 2
VMware ESX Server 2.0.1 Upgrade Patch 2.
This update only works if you have
ESX Server 2.5. 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 option appropriate for your system.
- For a boot-from-SAN installation, select esx-san-safe.
- For all other installations, select linux.
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 the
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-2.5.0-13053-upgrade:
# cd esx-2.5.0-13053-upgrade
Run the 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.