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mi32
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Troubles with updating Patches and Updates??

I am using this article to update the esxi 5.1 host I just installed VMware KB: Installing patches on an ESXi 5.x host from the command line

In line 6 I type the commands cd /vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName where my datastore is datastore1/update is my directory name but in the datastore detail in vcenter it says

datastore1

location is vmfs/volumes/ and very long number?? do i need to change this number or type it in or how do I get this to install??

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Spartacus32
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I would make sure that you are typing the cd /vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName just right its case sensitive so make sure that you done have something that is out of wack.

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Spartacus32
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I would make sure that you are typing the cd /vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName just right its case sensitive so make sure that you done have something that is out of wack.

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JarryG
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That "/vmfs/volumes/verylongnumber" is true datastore name, auto-generated by esxi.

And "/vmfs/volumes/DatastoreName" is just link pointing to it, easier to remember and type.

You can see it in output of directory listing if you issue "ls -al" in "/vmfs/volumes".

There is no need to type that long number (but you are allowed to do it), you can still address your datastore with "DatastoreName".

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mi32
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Thanks Spartacus that was the answer I had one letter capitalized I wasnt paying attention once you pointed that out and I did it worked...

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