We have about 1000VMs installed on 20 ESX hosts. we use Shavlik NetCheck Protect 7.6 on 1 VM with 2vCPU's and 4GB RAM
Scanning takes a lot of time (Shavlik server is taking 100% CPU during scan.)
Deploying patches takes ages (Is it a storage or ESX bottleneck I don't know?) for all patches to be deployed and servers are back online. However when all patches are deployed to all VMs at the same time it seems obvious that ESX and NetApp are reeeeeeeeally slow. so what are the best practices for patching virtual machines?
Here is a link to our Virtual Machine Quick Start Guide http://www.shavlik.com/assets/docs/qsg-prt-7-8-VM.pdf Here is a link to our Best Practices Guide http://www.shavlik.com/assets/docs/bp-prt-7-8.pdf Other on line resources / documentation can be found here: http://www.shavlik.com/support/onlinehelp.aspx