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Upgrading ESX 4.x hosts in remote site from Update Manager/VC server in home site

Hi,

Would it be a difficult/problematic to run Update Manager on a 4.x host that resides in another state?  Any gotchas other then I can think of the latency as the only drawback vs. doing it in local to the VC/Update Mgr server.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I do not think this should be an issue, if you have good connectivity and WAN links, for the update files to be transferred to the host from Update Manager (server) to ESX 4.x host.

You could always test this by transferring the update files manually via WinSCP from Update Manager (server) to ESX 4.x host across you WAN.
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tloulyAuthor Commented:
I think I could give it a shot.  It would be a host upgrade, so the file would be the update 1 package for ESXi 5, latest build (639890) I believe.

There is a roll back or un-do if I see issues, correct?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
there is not really a rollback. Once it's upgrade it's upgraded.
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