Update Manager 4.0 Update 1 was refusing to install either of these two patches. At first I was confused because I did not have Nexus deployed, but this was looking similar to the problem that Update 1 was supposed to fix.
I downloaded the bundle from VMware’s web site and tried to install the patch manually and got this error:
The following problems were encountered trying to resolve dependencies:
cross_emulex-cim-provider_400.2.0.27.1-164009 provides 'emulex-cim-provider
>= 400.2.0.27.1' (required by rpm_vmware-esx-cim_4.0.0-1.11.236512@i386), but
is obsoleted by the host
The culprit is the HBAnywhere installation I loaded for HBA firmware management. I uninstalled HBAnywhere and the patches worked just fine.
$ sudo rpm -qa | grep elx
$ sudo rpm -e elxvmwarecorekit-esx40-4.0a44-1
I originally had to follow this Emulex KB article to get the application installed.
I went to Emulex’s web site to find a HBAnywhere update package for ESX 4 U1 and now I can not find a download for the original version let alone an updated one. The firmware update manual still lists HBAnywhere as a utility for VMware though.
If anyone knows of an updated package or another way to do firmware updates online I would appreciate letting me know in the comments.
The current version of HBAnywhere resolves this issue. Here are the newest downloads for VMware.