Don’t use Host Update Utility to patch Virtual Center managed ESXi servers

Just a friendly reminder folks! Do not use Host Update Utility (that easily installs with Vmware client) to update and patch ESXi servers managed by Virtual Center. It may break the config and you may experience problems in the future.

Remember that Vmware supported methods of updating ESXi servers are using vihostudate utility or burning the CD and installing from it.

Non-supported mode (and not recommended thought!) is to use “unsupported” mode and using esxupdate utility. Many folks report great success, but remember I haven’t recommended this method to you :)


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