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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 13. Upgrading and Patching Using vSphere Update Manager

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Preparing database connectivity for VUM
  • Installing vSphere Update Manager
  • Installing the vSphere Update Manager plugin
  • Adding a download source
  • Creating a baseline
  • Importing ESXi Images
  • Creating a host baseline group
  • Creating a VM and VA baseline group
  • Remediating a host or a cluster
  • Remediating a VM or a VA
  • Staging patches
  • Installing the Update Manager Download Service
  • Configuring UMDS and downloading data
  • Creating a shared repository
  • Using a shared repository

Introduction

Updating and patching your vSphere environment is part of a periodic maintenance routine. Although the update/upgrade/patching can be done manually, it becomes a tedious process ...

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