In this post, I’m going to show you how we can patch the VMware vCenter 6.5 Appliance. If you are concerning about the bug fixes improvements of your vCenter, Appliance patching is playing a great role.
I believe you are now familiar with the vCenter 6.5 which came with lots of new features and improvements. So, less talk and let’s get started.
First of all make sure to take the relevant backups and a snapshot of the vCenter before the Patch Update to avoid any unexpected situations after the upgrade, that’s the best practice before any sort of patch or version upgrade.
Mainly there are three ways that you can patch your vCenter Appliance. You can check for the updates and patches from the online repository or you can place your own Web Server in your environment and create your own repository to patch the vCenter Server. If you are going to use your own web server to present the patch content you can download the Patch and update bundles in the
VMware Download Center. You need to use your VMware login credentials to download the zip files.