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VMware® ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security by Dave Mishchenko

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Chapter 10. Patching and Updating ESXi

An essential task in maintaining any software installation is the application of patches. Firmware updates are provided periodically for ESXi to correct software bugs, implement new functionality, and remove new security risks. With ESXi 4.1, it is possible to patch your hosts with vCenter Update Manager (VUM), PowerCLI, or with the vCLI command vihostupdate. This chapter will step through the processes required to patch your ESXi hosts with these methods.

Installing Patches for ESXi

The process of installing patches for ESXi differs from that for ESX in several significant ways. Patches for ESX are released with only the necessary code changes to fix or secure a specific issue. They can vary significantly ...

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