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Upgrading ESXi 3.5 From Update 2 to Update 3 on USB stick

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I am running ESXi 3.5 Update 2 for HP proliant
I boot ESXi from a USB stick which was built from the:
VMware-VMvisor-big-3.5.0_Update_2-103909.i386.dd  file inside the install.tgz in the ISO file
according to these instructions:
http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/07/29/esxi-35-update-2-on-a-usb-memory-key/
I'm now upgrading to Update 3 and so have created a new boot USB with the new file:
VMware-VMvisor-big-3.5.0_Update_3-123629.i386.dd
The server boots fine and I've added machines to the inventory from the existing vmfs store.
Is this all that needs doing?  Are there any changes I should make to the VM's themselves?

Regards
Graeme
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You should be good to go. Sometimes there will be an updated version of VMware Tools after an update like that, but that is all I would look out for. Have fun!

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