A former colleague of mine asked what to put in the box, so I did some digging with procmon to see exactly what the advanced options box does. The string that I have found to work is as follows: I’ve tested this on ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.0 with the same results – the VM is updated without a reboot.
I will caution that you shouldn’t fully take my word for it, as perhaps some newer or older version of tools will not respond to this exact phrasing as planned.
Open up a terminal window and issue the following: Below that, you will see the [email] section.
Change email_from to the address you want the reports to come from, email_to to the email address you want reports sent and, if necessary, change the email_host to your required email host (Figure A).
You should, however, make sure to schedule regular manual upgrades, to ensure the kernel is up to date.
You can read the documentation on the cmdlet here, or you can see some further examples on VMware’s KB site or on ICT-FREAK’s page of Power CLI one-liners, but the basic code is: The final method is by calling the installer using some remote execution software.
And so, let's take a look at how you can enable automatic security updates on Cent OS 7.
This will be taken care of, thanks to a small program, called yum-cron.
The last thing you want to is become victim of an exploit ...
knowing had you only applied that recent security patch, the breach could have been avoided.