We currently don't have a supported ESX patching solution, it's in the works. We do have some scripts that perform some patching functions on ESX, but they are 'use at your own risk' and not officially supported in any way, other then forum responses.
Thanks Bill, but our VM guy says he would rather go through the VM ESX site for now since it's more straight forward. We will be looking for it in the BL future.
Right, we have clients who are patching ESX Hosts that use blpackage and deploy functionality within BladeLogic.
One of the AEs wrote a rudimendary "VPC" for esx that does analysis. doesn't do anything w/ reports though...
Is there any update regarding this?
A customer is asking me about ESX Patching.
I found a post on the community (https://communities.bmc.com/communities/docs/DOC-8777) and would like to know if it is a feasible solution to propose to the customer.
that link is pretty old, i think vmware has changed their patching since then. could still work though.
if you need to just push patches w/ bladelogic to esx, that should still work ok (test it). we just don't have analysis right now. talk to product management about when that might be coming down the line.