Problem: Update VMware ESXi patch to hosts through VMware ESXCLI
Step 1. Download the latest patch bundle from the VMware Web site. VMware ESXi patches are cumulative! Each patch bundle (.zip archive) includes all the updates from prior patches.
Step 2. Upload the patch bundle (zip) to a central datastore with the vSphere Client, vSphere Web Client,
Step 3. Enable SSH - In the vSphere Web client start the SSH service and make a SSH session to the ESXi host
Step 4. Put the host in maintenance mode
vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter or esxcli system maintenanceMode set –-enable yes
Step 5. Install the patch bundle.
Using esxcli with the install method has the possibility of overwriting existing drivers. If you are using third-party ESXi images, VMware recommends using the update method to prevent an unbootable state. The following command will install the patch bundle: