Quick and Dirty VMware ESX Patching
On the ESX console, do the following:
- Read the documentation for each patch.
- Group patches that can be installed together into a directory, possibly an NFS mount available on all your ESX hosts.
- Cd into the patch directory and untar the patches:
for i in `ls *.tgz`; do
tar -xvzf $i
- Install the patches:
for i in `ls`; do
if [ -d $i ]; then
esxupdate --noreboot update