esx 4.1 patch update

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Hi All,

we have about 7 esx 4.1 hosts need a security updates. we don't have VUM installed so I wonder what would be the best way to update the host.

Please advise.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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use the vcli and vihostupdate.pl

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Hi Hanccocka,

Where can i find the vihostupdate.pl and what does it do?


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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its part of the VMware Command Line Interface, which you can install on Windowd, and that command is used to update ESX servers.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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See here for usage

http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vcli/vcli41/doc/reference/vihostupdate.html

You download the patch bundle from VMware, put in a directory on the workstation, and run vihostupdate.pl and it connects to server and patches it.

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thanks, we currently dont have the command line interface installed. could you advise where to get it?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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you can then build a batch/cmd file, to update all servers at once. (well one after another)

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