jared1
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How to Patch ESX 3.0.1

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This is a total novice question:

What is the step-by-step to getting patches from a Windows pc installed on an ESX host?

FTP steps > ESX commands > Etc...

Thanks!

Frustrated Windows Administrator

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davidbarclay
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Have you seen this tread?

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

If you plan todo it manually, read about esxupdate;

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxupdate.pdf

Then you need a SCP program to copy the patches to the ESX host;

http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Good luck.

Dave

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esiebert7625
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Basically you can download the patches, use WinSCP to copy them to the ESX host and then install them. Optionally you can map to a Windows servers and install them from there.

Here are some links that will help:

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

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

Also this:

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=631970&#631970

and here's a step by step I did a while back for someone:

http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=589593&#589593

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davidbarclay
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Have you seen this tread?

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

If you plan todo it manually, read about esxupdate;

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxupdate.pdf

Then you need a SCP program to copy the patches to the ESX host;

http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Good luck.

Dave

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davidbarclay
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D a m n you esiebert and your cut n pastes Smiley Happy Always beat me Smiley Happy))))

Dave

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davidbarclay - d a m n is a blocked word?

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esiebert7625
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Sorry! Smiley Wink

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chandlm
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I would definitely recommend using the process mentioned below found in this thread http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?threadID=77514&tstart=0

I have been using it just as a test over the last few days and it's been working perfectly.

Guide found here - http://vmprofessional.com/material/esx-autopatch.html

jared1
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I have created a new user through VI and added them to the root group as well as assigned the administrator role.

I'm attempting to use WinSCP to copy the files, however I'm getting a permissions error - what gives?

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jared1
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Nm - I just enabled root access to solve my WinSCP copy troubles.

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jared1
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I used the thread you referenced to install all 34 patches. Everything went off without a hitch on the first shot... how often does that happen??

Kudos to Dominic for putting it together!

Thanks guys for all of your contributions...

Jared

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