I'm wondering what are the best practices for the baselines in the Update Manager. Meaning with the default baselines and the huge amount of updates (more than 3000 for the non-critical updates) is this impacting the virtual machine performances when scan are performed?
I'm wondering about the same thing about best practices for Baseline administration for ESX hosts.
I hav attached the Critical-Host upgrades baselinge to my ESX 3.5 upd1 cluster. When I do a scan the list of available patches doesn't containg the 3.5 update2 patch?
Why is this happening? When I attach the Non-Critial host baseline the scan shows that ESX 3.5 update2 needs to be installed.
Is Update2 not rated as a critical patch?
How are you guys administrating VUM baselines, do you apply both critical and non-critical updates or manually filter updates relevant to your environment?
Are there any issues with applying all available updates?
I apply both critical and non-critical. Update 2 is non-critical as its not a security or must have patch. It is a choice on whether to go to Update 2 or not.
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Well I have a similar problem. I desided to apply both critical and non-critical update to my cluster of 11 ESX 3.5 hosts and so far no problem.