VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4 Released

VMware has released the latest update to its ESX(i) 3.5 flagship product, Update 4.  It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to VMware vCenter 2.5 Update 4 prior to upgrading your ESX hosts.  Updates such as this one typically include a number of system improvements and also all of the patches available in-between it and the previous update available. Numerous driver additions and updates have been added to this update roll-up, including;

  • Expanded Support for Enhanced vmxnet Adapter
  • Enablement of Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series
  • QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter Driver Update
  • Emulex Fibre Channel Adapter Driver Update
  • LSI megaraid_sas and mptscsi Storage Controller Driver Update
  • Newly Supported Guest Operating Systems
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
    • Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop and Server Editions
    • Windows Preinstallation Environment 2.0
  • Newly Supported Management Agents
  • Newly Supported I/O Devices
    • SAS Controllers and SATA Controllers
      • PMC 8011 (for SAS and SATA drives)
      • Intel ICH9
      • Intel ICH10
      • CERC 6/I SATA/SAS Integrated RAID Controller (for SAS and SATA drivers)
      • HP Smart Array P700m Controller
    • Network Cards
      • HP NC375i Integrated Quad Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
      • HP NC362i Integrated Dual port Gigabit Server Adapter
      • Intel 82598EB 10 Gigabit AT Network Connection
      • HP NC360m Dual 1 Gigabit/NC364m Quad 1 Gigabit
      • Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter
      • Intel 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
      • Intel 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
      • Intel 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
      • Intel 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
      • Intel 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter
      • Intel 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
      • Intel 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter
      • Intel 82598EB 10 Gigabit AT CX4 Network Connection
      • NetXtreme BCM5722 Gigabit Ethernet
      • NetXtreme BCM5755 Gigabit Ethernet
      • NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet
      • NetXtreme BCM5756 Gigabit Ethernet
    • Onboard Management Processors
      • IBM system management processor (iBMC)
    • Storage Arrays
      • SUN StorageTek 2530 SAS Array
      • Sun Storage 6580 Array
      • Sun Storage 6780 Array

 I wanted to just give you a high-level overview of the updates in this release, all of the gory details can be found in the full release notes.


Created on March 30, 2009 by Rick Scherer

Posted under ESX 3.5 Tips, ESXi 3.5 Tips.

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