Patches for ESX 4.0

Hello Experts,


I want to install the patches on my ESX4.0 hosts those have not been undated since ESX 4.0 update 4. I have created the baseline called it "ESX 4.0 build 1682696" and added all the required patches to it.  There are patched in the list those are coming as conflicts. Please see attachment for complete detail.

Can you please let me know if these conflicts can be safely ignored and the patches can be installed? OR they can affect my ESX hosts in anyway? Also, if they break anything then what is the procedure to uninstall them?

Please help me with your knowledge on ESX 4.0. I have limitations so please don't suggest upgrade to ESX5 or ESX6.Please see the patches showing conflict
Many Thanks,
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muzzammilhussainAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There is a remote possibility that applying the updates will break your current hosts, hence the conflict warning, and this is because you have applied a later patch/update, than the patches you are applying.

e.g. patches 2013/2014 should have been applied after you had patches these patches from 2009/2010.

I would patch with caution.

The rollback method, is to ensure you have a backup of the host and it's configuration, or installation media handy to re-install the OS.

Why the need to patch this late in the day?

What issues are you trying to resolve ?

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