4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 13, 2014 7:59 AM by Jamboy3

    How to tell what was the latest patch installed on VMware ESX Server 3i, 3.5.0, 207095

    Jamboy3 Novice

      Hello Guys,

       

      I have been running an old server that was installed as a test system on a DELL workstation - Optiplex GX620 (32 bit).

      During the installation I had to confirgure the file: /usr/lib/vmware/installer/Core/TargetFilter.py to change the following line:

      "return interface.GetInterfaceType() == ScsiInterface.SCSI_IFACE_TYPE_IDE" to read:

      "return interface.GetInterfaceType() == ScsiInterface.SCSI_IFACE_TYPE_ISCSI" this made it worked and I have been using it for 3 years now. However, at this time I was hoping to update it with the latest patches and updates and I cannot figure out if I have ESXi or just ESX, nor what was my last update and what is required next.

      I have used this command to get the following output:

      # vmware -v

      VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 build-207095

      ... I believe the 3i indicates that I have an ESXi 3.5.0 but is build-207095 the same buid as ESXi 3.5.0 Update 5?

      If not, how do I go about updating it? What is the KB # I should download?

      I can manage it using vSphere Client 5.5 and I can SSH into it using Putty.

      Note: When I run... "# esxupdate --bundle=ESXe350-201302401-I-SG.zip update" from within the folder where its at in the datastore, nothing happens... just a new line is scrolled.

      Also...

      # esxupdate query

      <?xml version="1.0"?>

      <query-response>

        <installed-packages>

          <package ID="ESX-207095">

            <name>firmware</name>

            <version>3.5.0</version>

            <rel>207095</rel>

          </package>

          <package ID="ESX-CLIENT-204907">

            <name>viclient</name>

            <version>2.5.0</version>

            <rel>204907</rel>

          </package>

          <package ID="ESX-TOOLS-207095">

            <name>tools</name>

            <version>3.5.0</version>

            <rel>207095</rel>

          </package>

        </installed-packages>

      </query-response>

      /vmfs/volumes/525300ce-5ff6ad3d-e2ed-0014222aedb7/Patches/ESXe350-201302401-O-SG #

      ... is there any further update for this system? I believe so as the Heartbleed patch etc. was not around when I was installing this server back in 2010.

        • 1. Re: How to tell what was the latest patch installed on VMware ESX Server 3i, 3.5.0, 207095
          Richardson Porto Champion
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          • 2. Re: How to tell what was the latest patch installed on VMware ESX Server 3i, 3.5.0, 207095
            Jamboy3 Novice

            Can I skip all the more recent updates and go to:

            ESX 3.5 Express Patch 32012-06-14725354

            What is the KB # for that one and How do I do the Upgrade using esxupdate and SSH connection to the CLI?

            Can you give me the exact commands etc. step by step please. I have been trying to do it myself but not getting it right.

             

            Thanks

            • 3. Re: How to tell what was the latest patch installed on VMware ESX Server 3i, 3.5.0, 207095
              Richardson Porto Champion
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              Take a look on the following link for instructions of download and installation: VMware KB: ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200806812-BG: Critical Fix for August 12 Licensing Timeout Issue

               

              And before install the patch, check if this really apply for your environment.

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              • 4. Re: How to tell what was the latest patch installed on VMware ESX Server 3i, 3.5.0, 207095
                Jamboy3 Novice

                Hello Richardson Porto,

                 

                I wanted to tell you that I appreciate the help so far.

                Also wanted to point out to you, that the KB indicated above is older than Update 5, which from your instructions is what I have installed. That KB is for U2.

                 

                Now, the document definitely has step by step instructions on installing, querying etc. But my problem is ... NOT ALL COMMANDS WORK FOR ME!

                This is why I am here because all the instructions I have been reading does not work with my flavor of ESX 3.5.0, 207095... WHY? It has me stumped.

                For example, here are some commands the doc asked me to do and they failed: (Note that I had to unzip the folder on my windows box and upload it to /tmp using vSphere Client)

                /tmp # ls

                ESX350-201302402-BG      ESX350-201302402-BG.zip  vmhsdaemon-0

                /tmp # unzip ESX350-201302402-BG.zip

                -ash: unzip: not found                                                                                          -----------------------THIS COMMAND WAS NOT FOUND ?

                /tmp # cd ESX350-201302402-BG

                /tmp/ESX350-201302402-BG # esxupdate info

                Invalid command info                                                                                          -----------------------THIS COMMAND WAS INVALID ?

                /tmp/ESX350-201302402-BG # esxupdate update                                       -----------------------NOTHING HAPPENED HERE ?

                /tmp/ESX350-201302402-BG # ls -lh

                -rw-------    1 root     root       321.3k Dec 13 15:24 VMware-esx-scripts-3.5.0-988599.i386.rpm

                -rw-------    1 root     root         1.6k Dec 13 15:24 contents.xml

                -rw-------    1 root     root          701 Dec 13 15:24 contents.xml.sig

                -rw-------    1 root     root         1.4k Dec 13 15:24 descriptor.xml

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root          512 Dec 13 15:24 headers

                /tmp/ESX350-201302402-BG #

                NOTE: All these commands were run sequentially and I just copied and paste it from my SSH Client (PuTTy.exe)

                Is there a toolkit I need to install to have these commands or what really am I missing here? Host is in Maintenance Mode and the 1 VM that's on it is off!

                I am going to start a new discussion with this NEW ISSUE, since the Heading of this DISCUSSION has already been SOLVED! Thanks again!