May 19, 2014 - rob

How to update your standalone ESXi 5.5 host

Enable SSH access on your host, log in to it (e.g. using putty) and run the following commands:

1 # open firewall for outgoing http requests:
2 esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
3 # Install the ESXi 5.5 U1 Imageprofile from the VMware Online depot
4 esxcli software profile update -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml -p ESXi-5.5.0-20140302001-standard
5 # Reboot your host
6 reboot

This will also work if you are still on ESXi 5.0 or 5.1.

A matrix of available versions can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10Vzx4NLhx1XzhmS-hQuIO1wXa98_8EKN3bhXjFx2GgQ/edit#gid=1983770528

 

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