What is a valid example of a vSphere Update Manager orchestrated upgrade?

What is a valid example of a vSphere Update Manager orchestrated upgrade?

A.
A virtual machine upgrade that upgrades virtual machine hardware and VMware Tools at me same tune

B.
A host upgrade that upgrades and patches multiple ESXi hosts simultaneously

C.
A virtual machine upgrade that upgrades virtual machine hardware and VMware Tools in a staged manner with no virtual machine downtime

D.
A host upgrade that upgrades multiple ESXi hosts in a staged manner with no host downtime

Explanation:
Update Manager allows you to perform orchestrated upgrades of the ESX/ESXi hosts in your vSphere inventory using a single upgrade baseline. vSphere Update Manager upgrades multiple VMware vSphere components Table 10-1. Upgraded Components Component Upgraded by Update Manager Virtual machine kernel (vmkernel) Yes Service console, where present Yes Virtual machine hardware Yes Virtual Machine Tools Yes Guest operating systems Yes, for SP and patch releases.

4 Comments on “What is a valid example of a vSphere Update Manager orchestrated upgrade?

  1. daniel says:

    A is wrong as it CANT be done at the same time
    B is possible in 5. Option: “Enable parallel remediation for hosts in the selected cluster”
    C is wrong. Tools upgrade require reboot of the VM
    D Host UPGRADE needs reboot

    so the correct one is B

  2. Kilo Foxtrot Mike says:

    I think the question in general is incorrectly worded. I believe there are actually two answers according to the vpshere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-upgrade-guide.pdf on page 145.

    “An orchestrated upgrade of virtual machines allows you to upgrade VMware Tools and the virtual hardware for the virtual machines in your vSphere inventory at the same time.”

    And for ESXi hosts on page 96:
    “You can use Update Manager to perform orchestrated upgrades of the ESX/ESXi hosts in your vSphere inventory by using a single upgrade baseline, or by using a baseline group.”

    Thus I can’t see how A cannot also be a valid answer. So I think it should be B AND A.

  3. cathar says:

    A is the answer since the host should be set to maintenance mode which can not be realistic if most hosts are upgraded simultaneously


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