CERKYR
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VMWARE ESXi 6.5 Update 1 : upgrade to "update 2" ?

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Hello,

What is the best way to upgrade from ESXi 6.5 Update 1 to Update 2 ?
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CERKYR
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I download the file "update-from-esxi6.5-6.5_update02.zip" after the searche on VMware site : "ESXi 6.5 update 2"

With WinSCP, I copy the file "update-from-esxi6.5-6.5_update02.zip", inside the DATASTORE.

With Putty, I open the shell (ssh), and I run this command :

esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/5b116e9c-753b0aec-06f4-801844ed2322/Updates_ESXi_65/update-from-esxi6.5-6.5_update02.zip

And after that, I need to reboot the server.

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daphnissov
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"Best" depends on your requirements and constraints. Are you asking about updating a standalone ESXi host (without vCenter)?

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sjesse
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Do you have update manager installed. The way I did it was updated vcenter first, either by clicking the update button in the appliance managment interface, or running the installer in windows. Then once vcenter is updated you can use update manager to update the hosts.

VMware vSphere 6.5 Embedded Update Manager (VUM) Demo - YouTube

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CERKYR
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I download the file "update-from-esxi6.5-6.5_update02.zip" after the searche on VMware site : "ESXi 6.5 update 2"

With WinSCP, I copy the file "update-from-esxi6.5-6.5_update02.zip", inside the DATASTORE.

With Putty, I open the shell (ssh), and I run this command :

esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/5b116e9c-753b0aec-06f4-801844ed2322/Updates_ESXi_65/update-from-esxi6.5-6.5_update02.zip

And after that, I need to reboot the server.

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