ESX350-200811408-BG and ESX350-200811409-BG Cannot Be Installed on ESX Server 3.5 Update 3vmware

Posted on 12:55 PM by Bharathvn

You might not be able to install patches ESX350-200811408-BG and ESX350-200811409-BG on an ESX Server 3.5 Update 3 host in the following scenarios:
  • The HP e1000 driver is installed on the ESX Server host by using the esx350-e1000-350.7.6.15.5vmw-134354.iso Driver CD file.
  • The ESX Server system is booted by using the esx350-e1000-350.7.6.15.5vmw-134354.iso Driver CD file, and ESX Server 3.5 Update 3 is installed by using an ISO image.
This is a known issue. As a workaround, install patch ESX350-200901406-BG. This patch updates the kernel-source and kernel-vmnix RPMs to versions later than those of patch ESX350-200811409-BG, and the patch ESX350-200811408-BG can be installed on the ESX Server host.
However, with this workaround, if any NICs HP NC360m and HP NC364m network adapters are used in a system that is booted in the service console (troubleshooting mode), then those NICs will not be recognized.