ESX Service Console patches should be applied (Choose Two)?
as instructed by VMware authorized technical support personnel
when an issue is identified
as Red Hat makes patches available
as VMware makes patches available
After you register your ESX Server license, you will get email notifications of new patches. If you haven’t been notified about patches, you can check the ESX Patch update site to get the latest patch info
Patches will be either for security reasons, critical bug fix issues, or general system bugs. Of course, security and critical bug fix patches should be applies as soon as possible. Many of the ESX Server patches are actually for the service console (based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux). Although, don’t try to apply Red Hat patches to the service console as you will find out that they don’t work