I'm trying to run a patch update for my ESX servers. Previously had Vmotion capabilities but then lost it since it was a trial version.
I do have a Virtual Center 2.5 and Vmware Update Manager. I can run the ESX updates on one of my ESX server but not on the other ESX server which my VC is on because VMUpdate Manager is a VC feature and I need to shutdown the VC in order to put my ESX into maintenance mode.
Now I have 1 ESX server patched with the latest updates and not the other.
I've been doing some reading about Patch Management and using ESXUPDATE utility. I need some directions on how to get this going. Some say download the update into ISO but I think that only applies for 'Updates' and not for 'Patches'.
At the moment it is at 'Update 4' and lately there is a critical patch issued by Vmware and I've got that installed on 1 ESX and not the other.
If I were to use ESXUPDATE, how do I go about it? Is there any other way?
Thank you in advance.