June 24, 2014 - rob

Upgrade to ESXi5.5

How to upgrade ESXi 5.x to the latest ESXi 5.5 Update 1?

1. Download the latest patch fromĀ https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

esxi5.5u1 Easily upgrade ESXi 5.x to the latest ESXi 5.5 Update 1 via CLI

2. Upload this file to the datastore visible by your ESXi host.

esxi5.5u1 2 590x375 Easily upgrade ESXi 5.x to the latest ESXi 5.5 Update 1 via CLI

3. Put your host in maintenance mode (right click > enter maintenance mode) and connect via putty. Note that SSh must be enabled. (configuration > security profile > properties > ssh). Now run this command to update the host:

esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/<your_volume>/update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update01.zip

4. Reboot your host and exit maintenance mode.

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