Archive for May, 2014

update single esxi host from 5.1 to 5.5

1. download the latest esxi offline bundle.
ESXi 5.5 Update 1 Offline Bundle
File size: 624 MB File type: zip

2. upload the offline bundle to esxi host with client or scp

3. update the esxi with ssh
~ # esxcli software profile update -d /vmfs/volumes/vmdata/iso/update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update01.zip -p ESXi-5.5.0-20140302001-standard
Update Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-amd_0.3.10-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820 …
VIBs Removed: VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-amd_0.3.10-3vmw.510.0.0.799733 …

Btw, -p means profile name. you can get the profile name from offline bundle zip. file. update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update01.zip->metadata.zip->profiles

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