Massimiliano Daneri, famous on the virtualization scene for its free high-availability script, VMBK, working with VMware ESX Server, launches today a new tool: VMTS Patch Manager.
VMTS Patch Manager addresses a critical need for VMware customers, allowing automatic (or manual) patching of ESX Servers platforms.
This first version, only for Windows platforms (including 2003, XP and Vista), is already full of great capabilities, like integration with VMware VirtualCenter and support for Microsoft Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS).
Download it here.
Handling patch management on ESX Server is a complex tasl customers are waiting VMware to address in upcoming versions of the product (possibly a 3.1). Meanwhile other virtualization experts are working on similar toos, like Mightycare ones with their esxPatcher.