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VMware: ALERT: Upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 U1 using Update Manager fails or times out and rebooting the host results in a purple diagnostic screen Symptoms (1016070)

November 26th, 2009 No comments

When attempting to upgrade ESX 4.0 to ESX 4.0 Update 1, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Update Manager (VUM) upgrade operation fails or times out at 33%.
  • Upon reboot, the host that was being upgraded displays a purple diagnostic screen with the following error:
    COS Panic: Int3 @ mp_register_ioapic  

Customers using VMware vSphere 4 upgrading to Update 1 with 3rd party management agents running.
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VMware: Upgrading to ESX 4.0 and vCenter 4.0 best practices (1009039)

August 5th, 2009 No comments

This article provides steps which may be useful when upgrading to ESX 4.0 and vCenter 4.0.

Note: This article assumes that you have read the vSphere Upgrade Guide. This upgrade guide contains definitive information. If there is a discrepancy between the guide and this article, assume that the guide is correct.

Note: Read the VMware vSphere 4.0 Release Notes for known installation issues.

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