Tag Archive: Patching


Jul 08 2011

Patching VMware ESXi Installable

ESXi 4.1 brought changes to the patching process. Previously, the Host Update utility — an application included with the vSphere Client — could patch ESXi 4.0 hosts. VMware removed Host Update from ESXi 4.1, presumably to encourage users to upgrade to paid versions that are managed and patched with vCenter Server’s Update Manager. As a …

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May 07 2009

Patching Links

Patch Management for ESX Server 3.0 Patch Management for ESX Server 3.5 Autopatching ESX host Patching and updating Vmware ESX Server 3 (VMworld 2006) Auto-patch Script VMTS Patch Manager Determining Detailed Build Number Information for VMware ESX Server 3.5 and ESX Server 3.0.x Hosts How to update your ESX Server using esxupdate The Art of …

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Feb 11 2009

Top 10 things you must read about Patching and Monitoring ESX & ESXi hosts

Best Practices for Patching VMware ESX/ESXi – This best practices document from VMware gives a brief explanation of patching and the different mechanisms for applying patches for the VMware ESX 3.5 product line. It focuses on the ESX patching model, patch packaging, and deliverables- key topics you need to understand to maintain your ESX systems. …

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