Update 4 cluster hosts from 5.1 U1 to 5.5 U2 using offline bundle

We are preparing to update 4 hosts from 5.1 U1 to 5.5 U1. Is the bundle the correct one to use?

I plan on copying the bundle to the local datastore on each host, moving all VM's off host, putting host in maintenance mode, and running the command "esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/"

I'm seeing in some places that I should use the command "esxcli software profile update -d..." instead of just "esxcli software vib update..." what's the difference?

Also, is this the correct offline bundle for 5.1 U1 to 5.5 U2 update?


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Hi Tia,

the following command will work fine:

esxcli software vib install -d <>

The file that you have should be:

ESXi 5.5 Update 2 Offline Bundle

However it would be much easier to do this via update manager. If you are using Dell servers this is the best option, you can then download the Dell Custom ISO which will have all of your drivers on it.



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