2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 12, 2018 6:12 AM by peetz

    How do I view installed patches on my ESXi hosts

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      Good morning.  Can anyone instruct me on how I can get a list of all patches that have been installed on my ESXi 6.5 hosts?

       

      -- Brian

        • 1. Re: How do I view installed patches on my ESXi hosts
          Diego Oliveira Master
          User ModeratorsvExpert

          Hi

          Verify that the VIBs are installed on your ESXi host:

          # esxcli software vib list

           

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          • 2. Re: How do I view installed patches on my ESXi hosts
            peetz Master
            User ModeratorsvExpert

            Greetings,

             

            this question sounds easy, but actually requires a complicated answer ... What do you consider "a patch"?

             

            The command "esxcli software vib list" accurately displays the current status by listing all installed software packages (VIBs) with their versions.

             

            But if you are looking for a kind of patch history then the command

              esxcli software profile get

            can help. It outputs a rather long "Description:" field that shows on which dates the system has been patched, and what packages were updated with each patch session. At the end it also shows the set of packages that the system was originally installed with. This way you get the complete history.

             

            If you are just interested in the current ESXi build number and patch level then you would use

              esxcli system version get

             

            Andreas