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VMWare install patch from CD?

Posted on 2012-08-25
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Last Modified: 2012-08-25

I'm using VMWare 4.1 Upd 2 and looking to install patches from a CD. I was already able to use vSphere client to upload the patches to datastore1 and run "esxupdate --bundle patch.zip update" from there, but wanted to do this using the CDROM directly from the ESX host server instead.

I tried browsing to vmfs/devices/cdrom but see no contents

Thanks again everyone
Question by:snyderkv
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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is this ESX or ESXi ?

see here

If this is ESXi, CDROM support has been removed from the console.

But you can try the following article to mount a cdrom, but this is unsupported, and may cause stability issues with your host server.


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Great! thanks

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