I think the subject pretty much puts forth my question...I unchecked the boxes for Windows and Linux updates but is it possible to only download 3.5 updates? It tries to download 3.0.x updates and I have no use for those.
Yes, you can do that. For EX - you have ESX 3.5 U2 and you want to update your server to ESX 3.5 U4, you will have to....
1) create a fix baseline
2) during the filter option, please type update 4
3) This will show you 147 patches ( criticical and non-critical)
4) you can attach this baseline to your esx server and u are good to go.
I created a fixed baseline that scans for only 3.5 updates...how is this used in only downloading updates for 3.5? I may have misinterpreted Troy's reply. Also...is it ok to delete the 3.0.x updates it downloaded from the server?
No worries Troy...I thought that is what you meant but I just wanted to be sure.
What about deleting the downloaded updates for 3.0.x and ESXi that I do not need?
I suggest, please dont delete any files. They really are not that, big.