VMware just released 3 critical patches and a general patch for ESX 3.0.x. So if you are still using 3.0.x pick them up and patch your environment!
VMware released 4 patches yesterday:
ESX350-200806401-BG – Critical – Updates to VMkernel and hostd
ESX350-200806402-BG – General – Update to the Service Console Kernel
ESX350-200806404-SG – Security – Security Updates to WebAccess Components Tomcat and JRE
ESX350-200806405-BG – General – Update to VMware-esx-vmx
Good luck with patching!
I just received the following:
New patches are available for ESX Server 3.0.1 and ESX Server 3.0.2.
ESX Server patches can be accessed through the on-line ESX Server Patch Download tool:
Please follow the instructions on the appropriate patch download page.
VMware ESX Server 3.0.1 Patches
ESX-1003516 (Critical): fixes an issue where snapshot of a Suspended Virtual Machine fails;includes a fix for Windows OEM CDs Installation Failure; fixes an issue where Virtual Machines stop responding When Updated with Symantec Virus Definition
ESX-1003517 (Security):updates the e2fsprogs package
ESX-1003518 (Critical):changes the default Multipath Policy;fixes an issue where ESX Server stops responding due to low COW Heap Memory;fixes an issue where ESX Server hosts stop responding due to a spinlock timeout;includes fixes for SysAlert Warning Message, Partially Disabled Processors
ESX-1003520 (General):fixes an issue with the USB Subsystem and High-Speed USB HID Devices
ESX-1003521 (Security):Updates the libxml2 Utility
VMware ESX Server 3.0.2 Patches
ESX-1003523 (Security):updates the e2fsprogs package
ESX-1003524 (Critical):updates VMware-esx-vmkernel, VMware-esx-vmx, and VMware-esx-apps
ESX-1003526 (General):fixes an issue with USB Subsystem and High-Speed USB HID
ESX-1003527 (General):adds support for Ubuntu 7.10 GA
ESX-1003528 (Security):updates the libxml2 Utility
We expect the next patch release in late April 2008. If you have any questions, please contact support at 877-4-VMWARE.
It took me a while before I got used to the new layout of the VMware website, especially the forums and blogs… But the new download section is definitely an improvement. Just tick the patches you need and click download. A “download manager java applet” will be launched which will download the patches into the default location. This is the only thing I would love to see improved, I should be able to change that download location before the patches are downloaded. Don’t leave the download page while downloading by the way!