RogerSween
Contributor
Contributor

Is it possible to uninstall any ESXI 5.0 patches

We're having some issues with an ESXi 5.0 host that seems to have severe latency with local disk contention. We had a few servers and a lot of VDI Windows 7 on local disk, and they were working ok. But after we patched the ESXi system during the early October patch cycle, the problem got really bad. Is there anyway to roll back 5.0 patches, like what happens when you roll back Microsoft updates?

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Immortal
Immortal

Hello,

You should be able to roll back one level on ESXi

VMware KB: ESX/ESXi Express Patch or debug driver rollback instructions

and to remove the bullet ID , the below KB should be helpful

VMware KB: Removing VEM400-200906002-BG from an ESXi host

VMware vSphere 4 - ESX and vCenter Server

Thanks,
Avinash

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RogerSween
Contributor
Contributor

Thanks for the reply.

With this one, it says its for 4.1. is it the same proceedure for 5.0?

VMware KB: ESX/ESXi Express Patch or debug driver rollback instructions

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Immortal
Immortal

yes its the same, you could see on the right side product version and we find Esxi 5.0 as well. on the KB article

Thanks,
Avinash

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How about ESXi 5.5 ?

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Techie01
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

The method is same even for 5.5 and 6.0 . It can roll back to the "immediate previous version" . Only one level of roll back.

The steps to verify the rollback has changed ( from 5.0 onwards) . It is not "esxupdate" command but use "esxcli software vib list command"

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