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This blog is mainly a technical repository of information on Virtualisation tools and management for our hosting service.

Also for HP's Bladesystem that we use at both our datacentres.

Other articles are also included on .Net development and MS SQL Server as well as other interesting things we come across.

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Manually patching vSphere 5.0 free edition

As the free edition can't use update manager a quick and easy way to patch a single host is to download the latest patch from VMWare and upload to an accessible datastore then put the host into maintenance mode.
Then enable SSH on the host, login and run:
esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore/patchfile.zip
It'll take a while and you should get results that say it's all been sucessful and you need to reboot.