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25Oct/130

vShield Manager 5.5 Upgrade Fails: Invalid file

So your kicking off your vSphere 5.5 upgrade and your starting off with vShield Manager and what should be a real easy upgrade you instantly get this error when you upload the Upgrade Bundle:

vshield failure

 

Fortunately the fix is super simple, just rename to ensure the file extension is .tar.gz e.g.:

Downloaded file: VMware-vShield-Manager-upgrade-bundle-5.5.0-1317534.gz
Renamed file: VMware-vShield-Manager-upgrade-bundle-5.5.0-1317534.tar.gz

It's worth noting that this was also an issue with vShield Manager 5.1 as well if you were performing an upgrade...

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15Jul/130

List/Export Installed Windows Updates Including Windows Server 2012

Previously I had written about this for Windows Server 2008 and prior versions.  I just wanted to mention that this works on Windows Server 2012 via wmic as well.

So if your running Windows Server 2012 and want to export a list of updates use WMIs Command-line interface (WMIC) to generate the list.

Launch a command prompt and type:

Also note that instead of a csv you can use these other format options:

HFORM/HTABLE are HTML
LIST is Tab Delimited
RAWXML is XML

 

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15Mar/113

List/Export Installed Windows Updates

If you are building server images/templates and want to document how you've built them why not list the updates that are installed?  Cool, but we can't copy-pasta the updates in bulk...These tools will handle this for you:

Windows Server 2003

If you are running Windows Server 2003 take a look at WUL (Windows Update List) a freeware app from Nirsoft.  You can download it as a .zip which has the standalone version that doesn't require an install.  Check it out @ http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wul.html.  Unfortunately this doesn't work for Windows Server 2008...

Windows Server 2008

So if your running Windows Server 2008 and want to export a list of updates, there is a built in tool to do this.  Using WMIs Command-line interface (WMIC) you can export this list.

Launch a command prompt and type:

Also note that instead of a csv you can use these other format options:

HFORM/HTABLE are HTML
LIST is Tab Delimited
RAWXML is XML

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