Updating vmware server
Trying to figure out that goofy patch structure looks maddening.
The popular standard, used most often with the free Adobe® Reader® software.
Store all of you downloads in one location, renaming them if necessary/possible so that you know the order to patch on your other systems with limited bandwidth.
Put those files on a large USB and take it with you to your other locations.
When you download a patch you aren’t just downloading the updates. From there, I had an option of build #838463 or #914609.
Close analysis of the changelogs and knowledgebase entries showed that the #914609 build included everything from #838463.
28 Paravirtualization 29 The Different Hypervisor Types 29 Type-1 Hypervisor 30 Type-2 Hypervisor 31 Paravirtual SCSI Driver (PVSCSI) and VMXNET3 31 Installation Guidelines for a Virtualized Database 32 It’s About Me, No One Else But Me 33 Virtualized Database: It’s About Us, All of Us 34 DBA Behavior in the Virtual World 34 Shared Environment Means Access to More If You Need It 35 Check It Before You Wreck It 36 Why Full Virtualization Matters 36 Living a DBA’s Worst Nightmare 37 Physical World Is a One-to-One Relationship 38 One-to-One Relationship and Unused Capacity 38 One to Many: The Virtualized World 40 The Right Hypervisor 40 Summary 41 4 Virtualizing SQL Server: Doing IT Right 43 Doing IT Right 43 The Implementation Plan 44 Service-Level Agreements (SLAs), RPOs, and RTOs 45 Baselining the Existing v Sphere Infrastructure 46 Baselining the Current Database Workload 48 Bird’s-Eye View: Virtualization Implementation 50 How a Database Virtualization Implementation Is Different 51 Summary 55 5 Architecting for Performance: Design 57 Communication 58 Mutual Understanding 59 The Responsibility Domain 60 Center of Excellence 61 Deployment Design 63 SQL Workload Characterization 64 Putting It Together (or Not) 65 Reorganization 68 Tiered Database Offering 70 Physical Hardware 73 CPU 74 Memory 76 Virtualization Overhead 76 Swapping, Paging? 78 Large Pages 79 NUMA 79 Hyper-Threading Technology 85 Memory Overcommitment 87 Reservations 87 SQL Server: Min/Max 90 SQL Server: Lock Pages in Memory 92 Storage 93 Obtain Storage-Specifi c Metrics 94 LSI Logic SAS or PVSCSI 94 Determine Adapter Count and Disk Layout 95 VMDK versus RDM 96 VMDK Provisioning Type 96 Thin Provisioning: v Sphere, Array, or Both?
98 Data Stores and VMDKs 99 VMDK File Size 100 Networking 100 Virtual Network Adapter 100 Managing Traffi c Types 101 Back Up the Network 103 Summary 104 6 Architecting for Performance: Storage 105 The Five Key Principles of Database Storage Design 106 Principle 1: Your database is just an extension of your storage 106 Principle 2: Performance is more than underlying storage devices 107 Principle 3: Size for performance before capacity 107 Principle 4: Virtualize, but without compromise 108 Principle 5: Keep it standardized and simple (KISS) 109 SQL Server Database and Guest OS Storage Design 109 SQL Server Database File Layout 110 Number of Database Files 110 Size of Database Files 114 Instant File Initialization 120 SQL Server File System Layout 122 SQL Server Buffer Pool Impact on Storage Performance 129 Updating Database Statistics 130 Data Compression and Column Storage 132 Database Availability Design Impacts on Storage Performance 135 Volume Managers and Storage Spaces 136 SQL Server Virtual Machine Storage Design 136 Virtual Machine Hardware Version 137 Choosing the Right Virtual Storage Controller 138 Choosing the Right Virtual Disk Device 143 SQL Virtual Machine Storage Layout 152 Expanding SQL Virtual Machine Storage 158 Jumbo VMDK Implications for SQL Server 159 v Sphere Storage Design for Maximum SQL Performance 164 Number of Data Stores and Data Store Queues 165 Number of Virtual Disks per Data Store 170 Storage IO Control–Eliminating the Noisy Neighbor 173 v Sphere Storage Policies and Storage DRS 177 v Sphere Storage Multipathing 184 v Sphere 5.5 Failover Clustering Enhancements 185 RAID Penalties and Economics 187 SQL Performance with Server-Side Flash Acceleration 198 VMware v Sphere Flash Read Cache (v FRC) 199 Fusion-io io Turbine 201 Pernix Data FVP 204 SQL Server on Hyperconverged Infrastructure 207 Summary 213 7 Architecting for Performance: Memory 217 Memory 218 Memory Trends and the Stack 218 Database Buffer Pool and Database Pages 219 Database Indexes 222 Host Memory and VM Memory 225 Mixed Workload Environment with Memory Reservations 226 Transparent Page Sharing 228 Internet Myth: Disable Memory TPS 229 Memory Ballooning 230 Why the Balloon Driver Must Run on Each Individual VM 232 Memory Reservation 232 Memory Reservation: VMware HA Strict Admission Control 233 Memory Reservations and the vswap File 233 SQL Server Max Server Memory 234 SQL Server Max Server Memory: Common Misperception 235 Formula for Confi guring Max Server Memory 236 Large Pages 237 What Is a Large Page?
25 Hypervisor Is Like an Operating System 26 What Is a Virtual Machine?This VMware Communities post gives a different answer. Many of the ESXi installations I encounter are standalone and do not utilize Update Manager.It is possible to update an individual host using the patches make available through the VMWare patch download portal.P2 is cumulative in that the "esxi-base" and "driver44" VIBs will include the updates in Patch01.However, it's important to note that Patch02 not include the "driver 10" VIB as that module was not updated.