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  • 1.  howto Update manager

    Posted Jul 20, 2015 11:45 AM

    I have HP custom ESXi 5.5 Update (HP-ESXi-5.5.0-Update2-iso-5.77.31017350310) installed in 2 servers and I'd like to update them to latest version, can I use update manager to reach this scope? How can I set it to do this job?



  • 2.  RE: howto Update manager

    Posted Jul 20, 2015 11:52 AM

    Yes,It is a easy way to patch your ESXi host with latest version.

    Please check the documentation(third party) before you are applying in your environment.

    VMware KB:    Installing vSphere Update Manager 5.5 on a Microsoft Windows platform

    vSphere Update Manager (VUM) (Part 1) - Introduction



  • 3.  RE: howto Update manager

    Posted Jul 20, 2015 11:54 AM

    This should help you. When you are uploading a baseline, choose the custom ISO instead of the actual ISO.

    vSphere Documentation Center



  • 4.  RE: howto Update manager

    Posted Jul 20, 2015 12:23 PM

    I would like to point out that using VUM to update will not actually update the drivers.  I have been doing VMware for quite some time now and was not aware of this until recently.  If you want your NIC/FC drivers to update afterwards you need to create a new baseline just for that.



  • 5.  RE: howto Update manager

    Posted Jul 27, 2015 11:21 AM

    You can update your NIC/FC Drivers using Update Manager or via commandline.

    Here is a how-to using Update Manager: How to – Install VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver for Broadcom NetXtreme II Network/iSCSI/FCoE using Update Manager - www.running-…