BusLogic Driver RPM Bundle for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Update 2, Security Update

Released 5/25/06

RPM Bundle:
TAR File

This update for ESX Server 2.5.2 and ESX Server 2.5.3 consists of a supplemental RPM bundle to provide the BusLogic driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Update 2, security update, kernel versions 2.6.9-22.0.2.EL. 2.6.9-22.0.2.ELsmp, and 2.6.9-22.0.2.ELhugemem. This bundle contains three BusLogic driver RPMs, one each for each of security-updated kernels (up, smp and hugemem). Downloading and installing the RPMs install the BusLogic driver support to the new kernels.

Downloading and installing the BusLogic Driver RPMs

All the steps mentioned below are to be carried out inside a Red Hat Enterprise Linux v4.0 Update 2 (RHEL4 U2) virtual machine running kernel version 2.6.9-22.EL or 2.6.9-22.ELsmp or 2.6.9-22.ELhugemem. Before proceeding, download and install the Security Patch for RHEL4 U2 according to the instructions provided by Red Hat. Follow these instructions as root and then reboot the virtual machine.

  1. Download the tarball containing three RPMs.These RPMs are meant for the security-patched kernel (version 2.6.9-22.0.2.EL {up, smp and hugemem}).
  2. Transfer the download bundle to a temporary directory (/root/BusLogic-1.0-0).
  3. Check the md5sum of the package:
    # md5sum BusLogic-1.0-0-RHEL4U2.tar.gz
    The md5 checksum output should match the following:
    2d257ea3a0187ca981fe7bc4cb791e6e BusLogic-1.0-0-RHEL4U2.tar.gz
  4. Unpack the tarball in the temporary directory:
    # cd /root/BusLogic-1.0-0/
    # tar xzf Buslogic-1.0-0-RHEL4U2.tar.gz
    This will unpack three RPMs into the directory: BusLogic-1.0-0.i386.rpm, BusLogic-smp-1.0-0.i386.rpm, and BusLogic-hugemem-1.0-0.i386.rpm
  5. Make sure you have kernel version 2.6.9-22.0.2.EL, 2.6.9-22.0.2.ELsmp and 2.6.9-22.0.2.ELhugemem installed. You only need to install the BusLogic RPMs corresponding to the Kernel RPMs. For example if you didn't install the kernel-smp-2.6.9-22.0.2.EL RPM you don't need to install the BusLogic-smp-1.0-0 RPM.
  6. Install the RPMs for BusLogic support to the security-patched kernel:
    # rpm -ivh BusLogic-1.0-0.i386.rpm
    # rpm -ivh BusLogic-smp-1.0-0.i386.rpm
    # rpm -ivh BusLogic-hugemem-1.0-0.i386.rpm
  7. Reboot the virtual machine into the newly installed, security-patched kernel.