1. Change directory to the directory where you typically store patches, for example, ./opt.
  2. Type the setup command listed in below table and then press Enter. Replace “xx” with the relevant product name, for example, ESM. For exact name, check the Patch Installation Files section.

Setup command syntax for CLI mode

Operating system

CLI setup command syntax



A welcome message with information about the installation appears.


  • Stop all VMware Smart Assurance services and processes that use programs or libraries from the product being upgraded or installed before performing the installation.
  • Elastic Search Patch for SAM
    • With the patch installation, newer version of elastic search (7.3.1) is shipped under ../SAM/smarts/local/toolbox directory.
    • Older version of elasticsearch coming from base is zipped and is placed under /SAM/_bkp/elasticserach.tar for reference only.
    • If user wants to revert to SAM and use older version of ES (2.4.1), uninstall the patch and untar /SAM/_bkp/elasticserach.tar using the below command from BAsedir/SAM/_bkp directory:
      • tar -xvf elasticsearch.tar -C /