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VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 re-issued

Special Notice: Please Read

An issue has been uncovered with ESX 3.5 Update 2 (build 103908) and ESXi 3.5 Update 2 (build 103909) that caused the product license to expire on August 12, 2008.

New VMware ESX Installations

VMware has reissued ESX 3.5 Update 2 (build 110268) /ESXi 3.5 Update 2 (build 110271) for download.
To download your binaries, please select the appropriate link below:

Express Patches

If you already have installed the previous ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 2 build, please follow the steps below to correct this issue:

  1. Read the following Knowledge Base articles first:
    • Fix of virtual machine power on failure issue, refer to KB 1006716
    • For VMware ESX 3.5, refer to KB 1006721 for deployment consideration and instruction
    • For VMware ESXi 3.5, refer to KB 1006670 for deployment consideration and instruction
  2. Download and apply the patch according to the product(s) you have:

*Known VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2 Express Patch Installation Challenges

The following message is applicable ONLY for customers who had installed the impacted release of ESX 3.5 Update 2 (build number 103908), but not yet applied the express patch.

We are aware that you may encounter the following challenges installing the express patches needed to correct the problem:

  • Internal change control procedures
  • No available server to VMotion running VM’s onto
  • Unable to schedule a maintenance window

If you experience one of the challenges listed above, please contact your support provider and indicate you need assistance with the U2 Alternative Install Process (U2 AIP). The support team can assist customers with this alternative installation procedure.

Download the fixed Update 2 patch.

Published Friday, August 15, 2008 6:48 PM by David Marshall
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