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where within the vcenter appliance, could you see:

a) version of the vcenter appliance?
b) version and build number for each host?

could anyone provide a screenshot?
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@Andrew,
Are you even reading the questions?

@pma111
You can see it under the update tab of appliance
appliance
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is it not just listed anywhere in the inventory views...
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hi Abhilash Hb

are you using the web client in the above screenshot?

and how about getting the version for the hosts?
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No its a screenshot of vcenter appliance admin portal which can be reached at http://vcenter-appliabce-ip:5480/

For hosts you will have to login into the vSphere client and check.
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where would you check within the vsphere client, a screenshot would be great.
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by:Abhilash
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Here's a screenshot to check the host version in vsphere client
host version
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Select Help > About

help abouit
this shows vSphere Client version, and the Version of vSphere vCenter Server.
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and you can tell from that build number if its behind on security patches or not? or isnt it that simple?
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@Andrew, Again. wrong screenshot.
I should stop doing this right?
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Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
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Yes with every patch, the build number changes.
And the ISO also will say ESXi x.x patch xx
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it shows the version of the vCenter Server (appliance).
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The question was to see it "within the appliance".
And i will stop. Sorry.
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so if I provided a build number, you could provide a rough guide on just how out of date the system is in terms of patches?
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Yes, no problems, post the build number.
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You don't have to come to us for it at all.
Check this KB and see which patch you need and you are missing
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1014508
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I will first thing tommorow.

How does the numerical sequence work though..... say for arguments if you'd applied some of the latest patches, but missed a batch of patches from say 6 months ago. How can you see just from a number that theres some recent patches have indeed been applied but there was a gap 6 months previously where many werent and still havent been applied.
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The patches always include the previous ones. If you did not apply patch 1 and you went to patch 3 its totally fine.
Just see the list i gave you. Do not get confused.
Its not like Vmware releases a patch everyday. If you follow the community or RSS feeds or blogs you will definitely know.
Check out for such updates on my blog

Edited: Link Removed to Personal Blog

Andrew Hancock
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Many Thanks
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Sure. No issues. Did not know that policy.
And i get enough traffic. It was to help others. Thanks anyway.
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I got it.
I understand.
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