A. vSphere Web Client
B. vSphere Update Manager
D. esxcli vm hardware upgrade
Vmware offers the following tools for upgrading virtual machines:
Requires you to perform the virtual machine upgrade one step at a time, but does not require
vSphere Update Manager.
vSphere Update Manager
Automates the process ofupgrading and patching virtual machines, thereby ensuring that the steps
occur in the correct order. You can use Update Manager to directly upgrade virtual machine
hardware, Vmware Tools, and virtual appliances. You can also patch and update third-party
software running on the virtual machines and virtual appliances.