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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

What's New in the ESX Server 3.0.2 Update 1 Release

Go here to read the full release notes.
This release of VMware ESX Server offers the following improvements:

Support for selected servers based on the Intel Quad-Core Xeon 7300 series processors. Refer to the Systems Compatibility Guide for ESX Server 3.x for information on which servers are supported.
Driver updates for the megaraid_sas, bnx2, cciss, and forcedeth drivers. Refer to the I/O Compatibility Guide for ESX Server 3.x for more information.
Patches Contained in ESX Server 3.0.2 Update 1
ESX Server 3.0.2 Update 1 contains a roll-up of all ESX Server 3.0.2 patches released prior to this release date. See the VMware ESX Server 3.0.2 Patches for more information at http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches_302.html.

ESX Server 3.0.2 Update 1 installs ESX Server 3.0.2, all prior ESX Server 3.0.2 patches, and all of the following patches on the host:

ESX-1001902 - cciss Driver Upgrade, Support for 16+ Logical Drives
For more information, see KB 1001902.
ESX-1001903 - bnx2 Driver Upgrade, Support for Broadcom 5709 Based Network Card (NIC)
For more information, see KB 1001903.
ESX-1001904 - nVidia forcedeth Interrupt Storm Fix
For more information, see KB 1001904.
ESX-1001905 - Support for AMD CPU 64-bit Guest Operating Systems
For more information, see KB 1001905.
ESX-1001906 - megaraid_sas Driver Upgrade, Support for the LSI Logic 1078 HBA
For more information, see KB 1001906.
ESX-1001907 - SMBIOS Fix; PRE-enablement Support for AMD and Intel CPUs
For more information, see KB 1001907.
ESX-1001908 - e1000 Driver Upgrade, Support for New Network Interface Card (NIC)
For more information, see KB 1001908.