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powerCLI for missing esxi patches

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are there any automated ways to get a security "patch status report" of all your esxi hosts using powerCLI or any of the suggested power packs/scripts. without having to go into vcenter and check each host manually (which can be quite time consuming with lots of hosts). or is there anyway to get a single report for all hosts?
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These scripts here called vCheck from www.virtu-al.net, will create a report of the ESXi environment, and show the builds of ESXi in use.

http://www.virtu-al.net/vcheck-pluginsheaders/vcheck/

You will then need to use the Patch Portal here to confirm how out of date you are.

https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

If you have VMware Update Manager, you can use PowerCLI cmdlets as specified here

http://blogs.vmware.com/PowerCLI/2010/03/now-available-powercli-cmdlets-for-vcenter-update-manager.html

but there are not really any PowerCLI commands, which are going to give you a patch status report, of missing patches.
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so all in all you are better checking this within vcenter, per host?
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Reports will provide which version and build you are on.

But the same information can be obtained from vCenter Server.
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