How to Use the vihostupdate Command

The command vihostupdate allows you to extract patch files and to install them on your host.

To extract the contents of patch use this command.

vihostupdate.pl --server <server_name> -b ESXe350-200712401-O-BG.zip

To install the patch run the following command.

vihostupdate.pl --server <server_name> -i -m ESXe350-200712401-O-BG.zip/metadata.xml

To extract and install the patch in one step run the following command.

vihostupdate.pl --server <server_name> -i -b ESXe350-200712401-O-BG.zip

Notes

– the command will extract the patch into the current folder from which you run the vihostupdate.pl command

– at this time you must specify the server to connect to even if you are just extracting the patch

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