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VMworld 2016 Barcelona

26 February, 2008

Technical Track - Vmware Update Manager

Monica Sharma introduced us to the art of patching without downtime. The aim of Vmware Update Manager is to automate the process of:


  • defining goals (policies)

  • tracking measures (compliance)

  • apply updates (remediation)

this process implies the risk of having invisible virtual machine (powered off VMs and templates): VUM takes care of those and patches them.


Basically VUM can patch ESX hosts, Microsoft VMs and Linux RHEL VMs; the infrastructure to get VUM working is Virtual Center + Update manager add-on. VUM let you create the baseline securities standard for your enterprise and applies it interactively or on a schedule basis.



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