Pinche
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Contributor

Obtaining Patches/Bundles

Is there an easier way of obtaining patches for ESX Servers (ftp?)? Also, is there a way to download patches in bundle form from the website (http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches_302.html) to avoid downloading one at a time?

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esiebert7625
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The below links have offer several automated solutions for ESX patching...

Patch Management for ESX Server 3 - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxupdate.pdf

VI3 Upgrade and Patching - http://www.vmware-tsx.com/download.php?asset_id=54

Download - http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/index.html

Autopatching ESX host - http://virtrix.blogspot.com/2007/03/vmware-autopatching-your-esx-host.html

Patching and updating Vmware ESX Server 3 - http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac9858.pdf

Automated download of ESX patches - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=600341

Patch Script: - http://www.vmprofessional.com/material/esx-autopatch.pl

Pre-compiled patchlist.txt - http://www.vmprofessional.com/material/3.0.1/patchlist.txt and http://www.vmprofessional.com/material/3.0.0/patchlist.txt

ESX Automatic Patching - http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=77514&tstart=0

VMTS Patch Manager - http://www.vmts.net/VMTSPatchManager.htm

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conradsia
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

If you're on a Linux box you can use wget to download all the patches in one swoop. Download a patchlist like this one http://hollywoodnetworks.net/vmware/patches.txt or just create your own with the patches you need and then just 'wget -i patches.txt' on your linux server in the directory you want the patches to be downloaded.