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Updating VMware ESXi

I don’t like visiting It means that there’s a problem, and I know that the solution will involve an awful lot of searching and staring in bafflement, usually with pretty high stakes. Feeling lost and apprehensive, I delve through many pages of documentation looking for the latest instructions that really should be in bold on an obvious page, or at the very least returned in my searches.

So you can imagine my happiness when I discovered that the incredibly simple, stress-reducing vSphere Host Update Utility has been unceremoniously ditched for ESXi 4.1. Gone. Kaput. Why? Only a cynic would say that it’s to encourage users to give VMware money for their fancier tools. And I’m not cynical. Oh, no.

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