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Jacques_Schenk
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newbe question: how do i get access to my downloaded patches

How do i get all the patches I dowloaded on my pc in my console so i can install them.

Met unix knowledge is 0 and the manual didn't make me any wiser.

thanks guys

Jacques

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VirtualNoitall
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Hello,

Here is a doc from Vmware on the subject: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxupdate.pdf

There is also a good tool you can find here: http://www.vmts.net/public/VMTSPatchManager/VMTSPatchManager.msi

Hope that helps!

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ANSA
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You can use the tool WINSCP. here http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

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jesse_gardner
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Your best bet is probably WinSCP (http://winscp.net). This is a SecureCopy client for Windows that allows you to transfer files to/from the service console, somewhat like FTP.

If you plan on using the "root" user to do this, you first have to allow root to log in remotely if you haven't already. When logged in locally, run:

nano -w /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Scroll down to the line that says "PermitRootLogin no" and put a pound sign in front of it, so it says "#PermitRootLogin no"

Press Ctrl+X

Y (to commit changes)

Y (to overwrite existing file)

Now you should be able to use WinSCP to copy patch files to your service console.

Also you should know there are several nice scripts and programs to assist in patching ESX. My favorite right now is esx-autopatch.pl from http://vmprofessional.com/.

Please remember to mark Helpful and Correct for responses as appropriate. Thanks!

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VirtualNoitall
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Virtuoso

Hey,

For copying files to your ESX host I would highly recommend Veeam's FastSCP: http://www.veeam.com/veeam_fast_scp.asp

It is free and we, and others, have found it to be much quicker than WinSCP.

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