iigx
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Whether it is necessary to install all patches to servers

My server is offline and cannot be patched online automatically.
I found a lot of patches on Product Patches - VMware Customer Connect, such as:  VC-6.7.0U3j-Appliance-Patch,  VC-6.7.0U3i-Appliance-Patch
If current version of my vsphere is VC-6.7.0U3k-Appliance, should I install all later patches to the server? or I just need to apply the newest patch is enough?

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e_espinel
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Hello.
The patch and update packages in VMware vSphere are cumulative.
Attached link about the versions of vCenter Server Appliance

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2143838

In practice, it is usually recommended to use the penultimate and not the last one available. If it is not mandatory to apply the latest one due to a specific problem.


Another rule of thumb is to always have a full backup.

 

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Support IBM, Lenovo, VMware vSphere and Veeam Backup.
VMware VSP-SV, VTSP-SV, VTSP-HCI, VTSP 5
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