I have a lot of esxi servers with build number 348481(esxi 4.1 update1). Servers are managed by 2 Virtual centers servers. Also I have SiteRecoveryManager 4.1 installed and configured.
According to our vulnerability system , there are couple of patches that need to be installed , actually it detects all of the patches after my build and recommendations are to install them.
As I understand from the articles that are on the internet esxi patches are cumulative, so I only need to update to the latest release -ESXi/ESX 4.1 Patch 8 2013-04-30 1050704. Is this correct. Do I have to install 4.1update 2 before this update?
Also do I have to make first an update of Vcenter servers?
According to the interoperability matrix, if I update esxi and vcenter , I need to update SRM software also. Also I see that esxi updates contain vmware tools. Is this mean that I need to update vmware tools on the virtual machine also?
Is there any order that I have to follow during the installation of all of the above updates?