Other than host patches, which three items require a separate procedure or process to update? (Choose three

An administrator is working to update the hosts and virtual machines in a vSphere 5.x deployment using Update Manager Baselines.

Other than host patches, which three items require a separate procedure or process to update? (Choose three.)

A.
Operating system patches

B.
Virtual Appliance updates

C.
Virtual Machine Virtual Hardware upgrades

D.
VMware Tools on machines without VMware Tools already installed

E.
Application patches within the virtual machine

10 Comments on “Other than host patches, which three items require a separate procedure or process to update? (Choose three

  1. franky says:

    It’s wrong answer.
    Right one should be B,C,D

    Update Manager includes two default dynamic patch baselines and three upgrade baselines.
    Critical Host Patches
    (Predefined)
    Checks ESX/ESXi hosts for compliance with all critical patches.
    Non-Critical Host
    Patches (Predefined)
    Checks ESX/ESXi hosts for compliance with all optional patches.
    VMware Tools Upgrade
    to Match Host
    (Predefined)
    Checks virtual machines for compliance with the latest VMware Tools version
    on the host. Update Manager supports upgrading of VMware Tools for virtual
    machines on hosts that are running ESX/ESXi 4.0 and later.
    VM Hardware Upgrade to
    Match Host (Predefined)
    Checks the virtual hardware of a virtual machine for compliance with the latest
    version supported by the host. Update Manager supports upgrading to virtual
    hardware version 8.0 on hosts that are running ESXi 5.x.
    VA Upgrade to Latest
    (Predefined)
    Checks virtual appliance compliance with the latest released virtual appliance
    version.

  2. evo says:

    I think A,D,E is right. In my opinion A means the OS of the guests. As I know, virtual appliances can be updated with the Update Manager. Only vCenter App cannot be updated.

  3. Tony says:

    Read carefully!!! : “Other than host patches …”

    Host patches are done via VUM, so it’s asking for updates that CAN be done through VUM !!!

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf

    So franky is right B,C,S – there are 5 baselines, 2 for host updates and 3 for vm hardware, vm tools and vm apps. I think VMware is asking for the other 3 upgrade baselines, since the baseline only checks compliance, but you need REMEDIATE in a separate procedure.

  4. Raj says:

    The question is update host and VM.
    Pass1

    – Upgrade and patch ESX/ESXi hosts.
    – Install and update third-party software on hosts.
    – Upgrade virtual machine hardware, VMware Tools, and virtual appliances.
    so C is already done. B is irrelevant. D is not done because no VMtools are installed, so cannot update

    Pass2 – A , D and E

  5. VMEXPERT says:

    ANSWER IS BCD

    Reference
    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.update_manager.doc/GUID-5E1D6088-9279-4D11-8629-811A4A31C493.html

    vSphere Update Manager 5.1 Documentation > Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager > Understanding Update Manager > About the Update Manager Process > Creating Baselines and Baseline Groups

    Update Manager includes default baselines that you can use to scan any virtual machine, virtual appliance, or host to determine whether the hosts in your environment are updated with the latest patches, or whether the virtual appliances and virtual machines are upgraded to the latest version.

    Critical Host Patches (Predefined)

    Checks ESX/ESXi hosts for compliance with all critical patches.

    Non-Critical Host Patches (Predefined)

    Checks ESX/ESXi hosts for compliance with all optional patches.

    VMware Tools Upgrade to Match Host (Predefined)

    Checks virtual machines for compliance with the latest VMware Tools version on the host. Update Manager supports upgrading of VMware Tools for virtual machines on hosts that are running ESX/ESXi 4.0 and later.

    VM Hardware Upgrade to Match Host (Predefined)

    Checks the virtual hardware of a virtual machine for compliance with the latest version supported by the host. Update Manager supports upgrading to virtual hardware version vmx-09 on hosts that are running ESXi 5.1.

    VA Upgrade to Latest (Predefined)

    Checks virtual appliance compliance with the latest released virtual appliance version.

  6. Ramon says:

    ADE
    Baselines are divided by Hosts and VMs/VAs
    So hosts can be updated in one process and on another process you can update Virtual Appliance (B) and Virtual Hardware (C)
    VM Tools can be updated, *but not installed in the same process (D)
    A and E are not supported by VUM


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