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  • 1.  Newbie question

    Posted Aug 11, 2009 05:34 PM

    Can I use Update Manager to update a web application on multiple instances of Windows 2k8 servers? If so, how do I do it?

  • 2.  RE: Newbie question

    Posted Aug 11, 2009 05:48 PM

    I'm not sure what you mean by web application but with VMware Update Manager, you can upgrade ESX hosts and Linux/Windows guests systematically without any issues. I'm not sure what part of web applications are need to patch and VUM only applies to patches to the OS level only not on the application level so be aware to make sure its doable. If doable, then you can apply VUM to patches all the Windows 2008 servers you wish all at once but again its only OS level patches/upgrades and same to Host Update Utility but only apply to ESX host not guests though. Here is a guide for detail

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    Stefan Nguyen

    VMware vExpert 2009

    iGeek Systems Inc.

    VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Consultant

  • 3.  RE: Newbie question

    Posted Aug 11, 2009 05:55 PM

    It's the application I want to be able to update. I'll look at RoboCopy or RichCopy.


  • 4.  RE: Newbie question

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Aug 12, 2009 08:43 AM

    Windows and Linux updates are from - and I think that as long as they provide the update for your application you'll be able to do it. Otherwise - no

  • 5.  RE: Newbie question

    Posted Aug 12, 2009 12:32 PM

    I'm familiar with that service. Problem is that the application is written & maintained in-house.

    I was hoping there was a way I could build my updates into the Update Manager, so that I could distribute them without having to login to each server & install the updates.

  • 6.  RE: Newbie question
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Aug 12, 2009 01:50 PM

    Unfortunately with the current version of VUM you won't be able to do this