This file is then uploaded to a data store visible to the ESXi host you intend to upgrade.
You can then launch one command to upgrade the host.
Step 2: After you download the latest patch, upload the zip file to a data store visible to your ESXi host with either the v Sphere Client or ESXi host client.
For this example, I opted to use the ESXi host client because this is a new process and will become standard as VMware phases out the old v Sphere Windows Client.
After that, you'll get a prompt to disconnect the ISO/DVD and reboot the host. After the reboot, the ESXi host will show a new build number, which, in the case of ESXi 6.5 Update 1 (U1), is build number 5969303. Step 1: Use an SSH client, such as Pu TTY, and connect to your host.
Use your root login and password combination to identify yourself.
Step 6: Select the image you previously uploaded to the VUM system, and hit the Next button to upgrade.
Once you're connected there, select ESXi (Embedded and installable), and hit Search.
Step 1: Download the full VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 ISO from VMware.
Step 2: Connect via v Sphere Client, and select Home Step 5: Select Host Upgrade, enter a meaningful name so you can recognize this baseline later on and then click Next to continue the assistant.
In this article, we'll look at different ways to update or upgrade ESXi.
No matter which method you choose, you have to shut down all VMs running on your ESXi host machine, put your host into maintenance mode and only then proceed with an upgrade or patch.
If you have just installed the latest VMware v Sphere 6 for example and want to patch, but you don’t know how?