This came up in the comments to one of my other posts, so I though I’d share.
Note: The Host Update Utility was depreciated with 4.1, so if you came here looking for that… my apologies.
The vSphere Host Update Utility, as far as I can tell is not actually offered as a separate download, but is rather bundled with the vSphere client and is a selectable option during installation. As admins most of us are trained to ignore these extra screens (after-all, who wants yet another Friendster toolbar installed?). This one is safe however, promise!
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Yes you’re right, it’s depreciated but today, getting the update utility from folder :
C:Program FilesVMwareInfrastructureVIUpdate 4.0
still work on a new computer to update vSphere 4.1.
Looks like they pulled it from the 4.1 client. I just installed the latest client, and didn’t have the option for the HUU, and it didn’t give it to me automatically. This page (http://vm-help.com/esx41/Patching_4.1_with_the_host_update_utility.php) has more info, and a method to extract it from the 4.0_update02 zip file (http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/ESXi40_upgrade_without_virtualcenter.php)
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