Patch every virtual machine

Many solutions for patch management rely on the virtual machine being available in order to apply the patch. This becomes problematic when a little-used virtual machine or template “goes stale.” Shavlik Protect + Empower integrates with VMware vCenter to discover and to assess virtual machines whether they are online, offline, or even in a template format. And it even patches the VMware ESXi hypervisor.

Online and offline virtual machine patching

Shavlik Protect + Empower lets you scan and patch offline virtual machines—those that aren’t powered on when a patch scan is performed. These virtual machines may be used for development purposes or as failover machines for disaster-recovery purposes. It’s important to ensure that these systems are patched so they don’t place your network at risk when they’re brought online.

Virtual machine template patching

Reduce the process of patching virtual machine templates and always have a patched template before creating new virtual machines. These virtual machines will be patched before they come online and become a potential hazard to your environment, and every machine created from a template will go into production fully patched.

Snapshot support for superior rollback

For virtual machines hosted in the VMware infrastructure, you can perform pre- and\or post-deployment snapshots to create an easy-restore point to roll back if something were to go wrong while patching.

VMware vCenter integration

Find all virtual instances by simply connecting to the vCenter instances to enumerate every virtual instance in your organization. See your virtual infrastructure within Protect, assign VM’s to machine groups, and also perform basic operations on those VM’s such as power operations.

VMware ESXi Hypervisor patching

Shavlik Protect + Empower can manage updates for ESXi Hypervisors (ESXi hosts), ensuring the host is as secure as the virtual machines running on it. Shavlik Protect + Empower also supports patching for Windows Hyper-V servers and Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, and Presentation Server instances.


With Protect you can easily connect to and manage updates on your VMware ESXi Hypervisors. Here you can see a vCenter server, the details about the vCenter server, the details about each hypervisor, and the updates detected on each hypervisor.

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