VMware ESX Server 2.5 Management Interface Patch

Released 1/6/05

TAR File

This patch replaces a single JavaScript file and does not require you to shutdown virtual machines, system services or the server itself. We encourage all users of ESX 2.5 to apply the patch.

Note: This patch modifies the functionality of ESX Server 2.5, Build 11343 to match Build 11548. The patch does not actually update Build 11343 to Build 11548, and your version of ESX Server 2.5 will remain identified as Build 11343 after applying the patch.

This update only works if you have ESX Server 2.5, Build 11343. Please make sure that this build is installed before applying the patch. The installer will log the name of this patch and information on the updated components in the file /var/log/vmkernel-version.

Installing the Update

This update does not require you to restart ESX server or shutdown your virtual machines. It is always a good idea, however, to recheck your system backups before installing any updates to ESX Server.

  1. Log in as root into the ESX Server 2.5 service console.
  2. Your path variable should contain /usr/bin:/bin.
  3. Download the tar file into the temporary directory /tmp, on your ESX service console.
  4. Change directory to /tmp.
  5. Verify the integrity of the package:
    # md5sum VMware-esx-2.5.0-MUI-RDM-patch-11548.tar.gz

    The md5 checksum output should match the following:
    8afad9cd596e43d24358d4e84cf6289d VMware-esx-2.5.0-MUI-RDM-patch-11548.tar.gz

  6. Extract the compressed tar archive:
    # tar -xvzf VMware-esx-2.5.0-MUI-RDM-patch-11548.tar.gz

    Note: The name of the archive directory created by tar does not exactly match the form of the archive filename.

  7. Change directories to the newly created directory /tmp/esx-2.5.0-MUI-RDM-patch-11548:
    # cd esx-2.5.0-MUI-RDM-patch-11548
  8. Run the patch installer:
    # /usr/bin/perl ./esx-2.5.0-patch-11548-update.pl

    Note: The filename of the installer does not match the form of the archive filename or the tar directory. Enter the command exactly as shown above.

  9. Enter "Y" to confirm the patch installation.

The patch has now been applied to the Management Interface and you may continue normal operations with ESX Server.