Just thought I would let you know what I found a few days ago when using SMS Trace (
Trace32.exe). I have been using this tool to view SCCM logs for the last few years and I can’t believe I didn’t come across this until now… would have saved me heaps of grief!
Finding your hosts system level and build number from VMware vSphere PowerCLI is easy! If you don’t know what PowerCLI is or you want to download it and install it on your machine then check out either of these two posts:
Continuing on with the VMware PowerCLI theme, if you don’t use vCenter Server with Update Manager to manage your host(s) and you need to determine what patches have been applied then you can do this easily via a simple PowerCLI command.
Recently I had to patch some ESXi hosts that weren’t being managed via Update Manager. This means that the only way was to patch them manually. The best way I find to do this is via PowerCLI which is just PowerShell cmdlets for vSphere. I thought I would make a post about it in case anyone else needed to do the same…