zactime
Contributor
Contributor

Slip stream ESX patches

I know VMware provides a supported "scripted installation" of ESX server 2.5.4; however, I wish to know is there a supported or un-supported method to either run the installation of patches after the ESX Server installation or slip stream the patches into the installation?

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acr
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We built it into the POST install as part of a script, not that difficult, although with the amount of updates that keep coming out, soon out of date..!!

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esiebert7625
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skearney
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I did this with the 2.5 tree. Definitely on the unsupported side. I never documented the exact steps, but did write down some notes in this post.

http://www.vmware.com/community/click.jspa?&messageID=150846

It was fun to figure out, but I would never deploy a production or really even a test system with this.

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