Copy-Patch

This cmdlet initializes staging of patches. Staging allows you to download patches from the Update Manager server to the ESXi hosts, without applying the patches immediately. This functionality is supported only for VMHost, Cluster, and Datacenter objects.

Syntax

-Entity  <InventoryItem[]>
[-Baseline  <PatchBaseline[]>]
[-ExcludePatch  <Patch[]>]
[-RunAsync]
[-Server  <VIServer[]>]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
required
Entity
InventoryItem[] named
  • wildcards
  • pipeline
  • Specifies VMHost, Cluster, and Datacenter objects for which you want to stage patches.
    optional
    Baseline
    PatchBaseline[] named
  • pipeline
  • Specifies patch baselines you want to stage.
    optional
    ExcludePatch
    Patch[] named
  • pipeline
  • Specifies the patches you want to exclude from staging.
    optional
    RunAsync
    SwitchParameter named Indicates that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete. In this mode, the output of the cmdlet is a Task object. For more information about the -RunAsync parameter run "help About_RunAsync" in the vSphere PowerCLI console.
    optional
    Server
    VIServer[] named
  • wildcards
  • Specifies the vSphere servers on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers.

    Output

    Examples


    Example 1

    Copy-Patch -Entity Host

    Stages all patches included in baselines attached to the entity named Host.

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