Which do you run Windows Updates on first?? Host or VMs?

Marty Joplin CEPL 61 Reputation points
2021-08-27T22:09:45.113+00:00

Which do you run Windows Updates on first?? Host or VMs? - I have recently have taken on a role where I support 3 Hosts that serve different locations. I presume the previous admin simply shut down or ?? the VM(s) hosted - ran Windows updates, then rebooted and fired the VM's back up and tested. WHat are the best practices if you cannot vMotion to a different host?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-27T22:15:15.75+00:00

    It doesn't make any difference whether you patch host or guest OS first.

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