deems_vm
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Contributor

VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 2 Availability

As of now, we cannot download VMware ESXi 3.5 from VMware's site. It seems like VMware discovered a problem and has temporarily halted downloading.

Does anyone know when we'll be able to download it again?

Thanks.

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Jasemccarty
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Immortal

It is supposed to be in the next few days.

Jase McCarty

http://www.jasemccarty.com

Jase McCarty - Field SA at PureStorage - @jasemccarty
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deems_vm
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Contributor

Can we download it from an alternate site in the meantime?

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Jasemccarty
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Immortal

Not sure if this link still works...

Jase McCarty

http://www.jasemccarty.com

Jase McCarty - Field SA at PureStorage - @jasemccarty
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Dave_Mishchenko
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Immortal

If you have an existing ESXi install, you only need to download and install the patch - http://www.vmware.com/go/esxiu2patch081208.

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alex555550
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Enthusiast

Hy,

their availability is expected by August 13, 2008 at 6pm PST.

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deems_vm
Contributor
Contributor

Just checked (6:08 PDT).

Not available yet. I'll check tomorrow morning.

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AdamSnow
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Enthusiast

So much for the 6PM PST release.

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Jasemccarty
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Immortal

Yeah, they missed 6:00p.m. PDT yesteray too.

Jase McCarty

http://www.jasemccarty.com

Jase McCarty - Field SA at PureStorage - @jasemccarty
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ngancip2
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Contributor

i wonder if anyone knows how to apply the patch, cos for the love of god i dont know how to do that, i read how to do it with the free version or is it that u cant do it with that version, should we wait for a patched ISO? please guys share ur info.

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npadron
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I tried clicking on the kb article in order to follow the directions to install the patch but the link is broken. Can someone post the install instructions? Thanks.

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Try the Virtual Infrastructure Update application - http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/Patch_3i_without_VC.html. If you don't have it, try a custom install of the VI client and see if you can add it in.

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npadron
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Contributor

Dave,

The VI Update was already installed and it worked. However I did have to reboot my ESXi server in order for the fix to correct the vm general failure issue. Any way I'm up and running. Thanks.

Nick

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Immortal

With a firmware update for ESXi you'll always have to reboot because in essence the patch is installing a second copy of the firmware on the USB key or HD. When you reboot, you boot from the patched (newer) boot bank and the old boot firmware becomes the alternate boot bank. Should you have a problem with the new firmware, you can press Shift-R during the boot process to boot the old firmware instead. The next time you patch the sytem, it is the alternate boot bank that gets patched, so you'll always have to firmware versions installed with an ESXi install.

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npadron
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Contributor

Are there future plans for keeping a third and fourth bank for further roll backs?

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Dave_Mishchenko
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I haven't heard of any suggestions like that. Generally those who would know wouldn't be able to discuss it and the rest of us just guess :). If it's something you'd like to see, I'd suggest putting a post in the product features forum.

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alex555550
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Enthusiast

Hi,

the new ESXI Isos are now ready to Download. Smiley Happy

LINK

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deems_vm
Contributor
Contributor

Got it. Thanks Alex.

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