Looking for a way to stage patches to non-clustered hosts and then execute the patches with ESXCLI.
We have a number of lab/remote sites with vCenter and a Single Host. vCenter downloads the patches and scans the host. We can stage the patches to the host and suspend all of the VMs (including vCenter). But, I am unable to find a command to execute the staged patches.
Does anyone know a CLI (esxcli ...) to install the staged patches?
You're not the only one, who would like to have such a feature. For now, you have to stick with the supported esxcli software update ... command using either an offline bundle, or an online repository.