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Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 by Josh Atwell, Matt Liebowitz, Forbes Guthrie, Nick Marshall, Scott Lowe

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Chapter 4

vSphere Update Manager and the vCenter Support Tools

Software patches are an unfortunate fact of life in today's IT departments. Most organizations recognize that software updates are necessary to correct problems or flaws and to add new features. Fortunately, VMware offers a tool to help centralize, automate, and manage these patches for vSphere. This tool is called vSphere Update Manager (VUM). The remainder of the vCenter Support Tools assist in centrally deploying and managing hosts.

In this chapter you will learn to

  • Install VUM and integrate it with the vSphere Client
  • Determine which hosts or VMs need to be patched or upgraded ...

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