ESXi 5 Update procedure without Update Manager

If you have to update an ESXi 5 host and you do not have update manager or will like to automate the process. Here are 6 steps that you can follow to apply the updates. Transfer update via vifs to datastore vifs –server x.x.x.x –put filename.zip “[datastore1]filename.zip” List the file copied …

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VMware support documentation and 3rd party tools list

For all my friends and co-workers that constantly ask can you send me the links for that documentation. I will start compiling a list of all the support documents and tools I currently use for VMware virtualization technologies. Documentation VMware ESXi 5 documentation VMware vSphere 4.1 documentation Videos VMware TechPubs video library …

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Vihostupdate.pl I/O error 17

While working to update several new ESXi 4.1 U1 servers I found and interesteing error. Everytime I tried to scan the host or apply an update I received this errors: C:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware vSphere CLIbin>vihostupdate.pl –server 19 2.168.190.94 –username root –password password –scan –bundle d:offline-bu ndledriver-offline_bundle.zip Error encountered:    Description …

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