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04 December, 2009

Bug in Upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 U1 : UPDATED

Hello all,
KB article has been updated on December the 2nd.

Due to a possible dead lock on rpmdb, upgrading ESX 4.0 to 4.0 Update 1 can fail or time out and leave the host in an unusable state

When attempting to upgrade ESX 4.0 to ESX 4.0 Update 1 (U1), you may experience these symptoms:
•Upgrade operation may fail or hang and can result in an incomplete installation
•Upon reboot, the host that was being upgraded may be left in an inconsistent state and may display a purple diagnostic screen with the following error:

COS Panic: Int3 @ mp_register_ioapic

KB Article: 1016070
Updated: Dec 2, 2009
Product Versions:
VMware ESX 4.0.x

have a look to the additional clarification here

Thanks to Mostafa