Solved

host build version within vcenter appliance

Posted on 2014-02-06
23
347 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-18
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?
0
Comment
Question by:pma111
  • 10
  • 7
  • 4
23 Comments
 
LVL 117
ID: 39839397
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Abhilash earned 500 total points
ID: 39839418
@Andrew,
Are you even reading the questions?

@pma111
You can see it under the update tab of appliance
appliance
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 39839420
is it not just listed anywhere in the inventory views...
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 39839424
hi Abhilash Hb

are you using the web client in the above screenshot?

and how about getting the version for the hosts?
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Abhilash
ID: 39839435
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.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 39839441
where would you check within the vsphere client, a screenshot would be great.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Abhilash
ID: 39839466
Here's a screenshot to check the host version in vsphere client
host version
0
 
LVL 117
ID: 39839470
Select Help > About

help abouit
this shows vSphere Client version, and the Version of vSphere vCenter Server.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 39839476
and you can tell from that build number if its behind on security patches or not? or isnt it that simple?
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Abhilash
ID: 39839478
@Andrew, Again. wrong screenshot.
I should stop doing this right?
0
VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Abhilash
ID: 39839485
Yes with every patch, the build number changes.
And the ISO also will say ESXi x.x patch xx
0
 
LVL 117
ID: 39839492
it shows the version of the vCenter Server (appliance).
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Abhilash
ID: 39839497
The question was to see it "within the appliance".
And i will stop. Sorry.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 39839509
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?
0
 
LVL 117
ID: 39839517
Yes, no problems, post the build number.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Abhilash
ID: 39839541
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
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 39839542
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.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Abhilash
ID: 39839555
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
VMware Zone Advisor
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 39839559
Many Thanks
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Abhilash
ID: 39839589
Sure. No issues. Did not know that policy.
And i get enough traffic. It was to help others. Thanks anyway.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Abhilash
ID: 39839617
I got it.
I understand.
0

Featured Post

Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

HOW TO: Upload an ISO image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere Host Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.  It's a good idea to compare checksums, because many installat…
Is your company's data protection keeping pace with virtualization? Here are 7 dynamic ways to adapt to rapid breakthroughs in technology.
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…
In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now