vmware v center

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What is the sequence for updating Patches / Upgrading  the v center environment ?
Do we need to update Host first or v center? Can any one provide the sequence for this ?
TilluAsked:
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CESNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Always vCenter first followed by ESX on the hosts
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Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior Commented:
Here: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2109760 you have the full update sequence of different VMware products.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
vCenter Server for Windows or Appliance is different for Windows download the ISO from VMware, insert into CDROM, and run the setup and click Upgrade. (make sure you have a full backup).

VCSA you can download and update online, by going to the VAMI login Update option.

Once you have updated vCenter Server then you can update hosts, and easiest option would be to use Update Manager,
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TilluAuthor Commented:
So the procedure is take a back up of v center

First update v center . and update manager and hosts ...

is this correct ?
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Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior Commented:
Yes.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If your vCenter server database is remote, also make a backup of it also.
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