romatlo
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Upgrading vsphere safely with Update Manager?

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Hello folks,

I am currently running successful tests of upgrading vSphere 5.5U2 to U3e.

Is there a method to understand what and if hardware drivers will be upgraded?

Is there a method to inventory hardware drivers before and after to understand if anything was upgraded?

I am struggling through the Hardware status/Software tab where there is a list of hardware and software components.  Is this the only and best way?

Thanks,

romatlo

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RAJ_RAJ
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Hi ,

You can add the drivers to update manger baseline and update from there .

you can use  below commands aswell to identify firmware , driver version and hard wares

smbiosdump

lspci -vvv

/usr/lib/vmware/vmkmgmt_keyval/vmkmgmt_keyval

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RAJ_RAJ
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Hi ,

You can add the drivers to update manger baseline and update from there .

you can use  below commands aswell to identify firmware , driver version and hard wares

smbiosdump

lspci -vvv

/usr/lib/vmware/vmkmgmt_keyval/vmkmgmt_keyval

RAJESH RADHAKRISHNAN VCA -DCV/WM/Cloud,VCP 5 - DCV/DT/CLOUD, ,VCP6-DCV, EMCISA,EMCSA,MCTS,MCPS,BCFA https://ae.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-radhakrishnan-76269335 Mark my post as "helpful" or "correct" if I've helped resolve or answered your query!
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cyberfed2727
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If your hardware is on VMware's HCL for 5.5u3e then you should be ok. If you are concerned about a particular piece of hardware you can manually update that hardware component's driver using the vendor provided VIB package.

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romatlo
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Thank you!

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RAJ_RAJ
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Welcome

RAJESH RADHAKRISHNAN VCA -DCV/WM/Cloud,VCP 5 - DCV/DT/CLOUD, ,VCP6-DCV, EMCISA,EMCSA,MCTS,MCPS,BCFA https://ae.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-radhakrishnan-76269335 Mark my post as "helpful" or "correct" if I've helped resolve or answered your query!
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