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Scripting it old school! Bash shell script to apply ESX 3.5 Update 5a

Written December 14th, 2012 by
Categories: Scripts, Virtualization
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So you’re still using ESX 3.5 and need to patch it manually? Bummer, I know, I’m in that boat right now, or was.  I ran “esxupdate -a query” to find out the latest patch and saw, “ESX Server 3.5.0 Update 4”.  Then went to VMware’s downloads site to download Update 5a, and when it prompted me to download all dependencies, I did.

What did that give me? Nineteen (19) bundles/depots/zip files, one of which was ‘ESX350-Update05a.zip’ Read the rest of this entry »