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Implementing VMware vCenter Server by Konstantin Kuminsky

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The Update Manager plugin

VMware vSphere Update Manager 5 allows administrators to manage patches for ESX and ESXi servers, VMs, and virtual appliances. It allows centralized and automated patch management.

The following tasks can be performed with Update Manager:

  • Patching and upgrading ESXi hosts
  • Upgrading VM hardware and VMware Tools

To be able to install patches on an ESX/ESXi server, you will need at least ESX/ESXi Version 3.5. If you want to upgrade or migrate hosts to a newer version of the operating system, Update Manager requires at least ESX/ESXi Version 4. VMware Tools and VM hardware updates are also supported on Version 4 and higher.

Installation

Update Manager 5 is a vCenter Client plugin that needs to be installed on each client that needs ...

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