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.
||Specifies VMHost, Cluster, and Datacenter objects for which you want to stage patches.||optional||
||Specifies patch baselines you want to stage.||optional||
||Specifies the patches you want to exclude from staging.||optional||
||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||
||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.|
Stages all patches included in baselines attached to the entity named Host.