Patching your ESXi host with vCenter

Were you aware that you can patch a VMware ESXi host with using vCenter? You can – using the “VMware vSphere Host Update Utility”. Sander Daems posted a step-by-step guide on how to patch your hosts using this utility.

  • Open the “VMware vSphere Host Update Utility” and add your host by name or ip address
  • Fill in your credentials to connect the ESXi host
  • Click on “Patch Host” and the Update Utility will scan your host
  • Select the patches you want to install, click on “Install” to confirm the installation
  • The system will enter Maintenance Mode > Download selected patches and give you patching status
  • After installing the patches the host will restart automatically


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