I have a host running ESX 3.5 U5. I need to patch the host and currently do not have the option to go to 4.x.
I checked that after ESX 3.5U5 there were 8 patches released. snapshot attached.
How should I go about patching these updates?
If you don't use the Update Manager you can install the updates via command line as well.
gives you an overview how to do it with vCLI or direct shell access
if you have esx and not esxi installed you can follow this explanations here:
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