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To simplify my patching work in ESX 3.5 environment

I have around 250 ESX 3.5 servers in my environment. Since a couple of week, i have patched around 180 servers with the build 238493. I am going forward to complete this task in the end of July. Here my question is: Is there any easy steps to identify which servers are patched and which servers are yet to patch.

Is it possible to get detailed patching analysis report of all servers, with the help of single click or just running any scripts.

All i want to do is to simplify my task. Advanced thanks for your suggestions.

Ganesh

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mittim12
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You could use PowerCLI to get the hostname and build information. We have an older script that did that which I will paste below. It was created about a year ago so you may be able to tweak it.

Get-VMHost | Get-View | `

%{$esxName = $_.Name; Get-View -id $_.Moref}|`

%{$_.config.product}|

%{Write-Host $esxName, $_.build}






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Troy_Clavell
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with that many ESX Hosts, you don't have a couple vCenter Instances and VUM? That would be the easiest way to do patch management.

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mittim12
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You could use PowerCLI to get the hostname and build information. We have an older script that did that which I will paste below. It was created about a year ago so you may be able to tweak it.

Get-VMHost | Get-View | `

%{$esxName = $_.Name; Get-View -id $_.Moref}|`

%{$_.config.product}|

%{Write-Host $esxName, $_.build}






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