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updates for ESX 4.0 / ESX 4.1

Hello Experts,

Can you please advise me the list of patches I should be installing on top of ESX 4.0 update 4 and ESX 4.1 update 3.
The Google search and VMware KB articles do suggest that patches are cumulative and installing the latest patch is enough but it is definitely not.
The latest path is bash patch for ESX 4.0 and ESX 4.1 that I have already installed but it is not cumulative.
Please post the answer if you have previous practical experience on this.

Many Thanks,
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Do you have both ESX 4.0 and ESX 4.1, this is ESX ?

what is your current build ?

what build do you want to go to?
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I have for ESX 4.0 update 4 (build 504850) and ESX 4.1 update 3 (build 800380).

On both ESX hosts I have installed the latest patch that updates bash i.e.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2090851
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2090856

I want to bring my ESX 4.0 to the build 2167889 and ESX 4.1 to the build 2168595 so they can have all the required patches and updates installed.
VUM still provides updates for 4.0 and 4.1 (we dont have them any more, but it keeps pulling updates for those obsolete versions(
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That technical guidance is what I see in VUM then.
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

The product is out of support so there is no confirm answer.
The Answer is this:-

I cannot download ESX 4.0 or ESX 4.1 for testing, because this ended on August 15 2013.

General Support Phase for ESX 4.0 and ESX 4.1 ended on 15 May 2014.

The products are no more, end of life and not supported, no security fixes or bug fixes will be issued for the product.

I would suggest, you prepare for upgrading to a supported version of ESXi.

Technical Guidance remains until May 21, 2016.

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I would suggest, you prepare for upgrading to a supported version of ESXi.

rather than messing around, worrying and wasting time about an End of Life Product!
Latest update:
Oct 1 2014 (shellshock)
Sorry but i dont have ESX(i) 4 for more than a year, so I can just tell the parch names, not numbers from then on.
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Upgrade is not an option because of the DV switches. I am already working on 5.5 as new install  and migrating  things slowly. My question was how to keep the old running systems up to date, the systems that I am unable to migrate due to various compatibility issues for the time being.
Upgrading was not meant in the sense of inserting a CDROM!

But get on a supported platform!
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