Updating esx server
For this example, I’m using the command below to apply the patch previously downloaded.
The path specified the parameter will, of course, vary according to the datastore or folder to which you copied the update file.
But that does not mean that you need to check this web site for updates every hour.
You can easily subscribe to it through RSS/Atom feeds (one for each ESXi version and one combining all versions) or E-Mail.
I’ll start first by installing a bug fix patch followed by an ESXi OS version upgrade using what’s called an offline bundle.
The latter is particularly useful when you don’t have v Sphere Update Manager deployed in your environment.
INFO: Preparing to install [‘ESX350-200911202-UG’]… INFO: Downloading VMware-esx-scripts-3.5.0-207095.i386.rpm… INFO: Checking disk space and running test transaction…
INFO: — TOTALS: 0 packages installed, 1 pending or failed, 0 removed, 0 excluded — INFO: Test install of [‘ESX350-200911202-UG’] succeeded.
For this to work, you need SSH enabled on the ESXi host making sure port 22 is not being blocked en route. There are 6 steps you need to follow when installing patches on ESXi Step 1 – Download the patch.We have already seen few posts upgrade ESXi to 5.5 using Command Line and Inplace upgrade of ESXi 5.5 but this post is going to explain you step by step procedure to upgrade your ESXi 5.5 host to ESXi 5.5 using Update Manager Upgrade baseline.Connect to your v Center server using v Sphere client.Figure 3 shows the process of copying a patch from a local folder to one created on a datastore. To be on the safe side, it’s a good idea to refer to any KB article released for the patch or update in question.For further information make sure to check this out.