01: Make sure you have the vMA 5.0 or the vCLI installed and configured or that you have ESXi Shell access on the ESXi 5 host.
02: Download the patch bundle directly from VMware Support. This download will be .zip file. Do not extract it.
03: Upload the .zip file to a datastore that is accessible on the ESXi host you wish to update. The syntax below will use /vmfs/volumes/datastore1, and you may need to adjust as necessary. Note that the .zip file is uploaded to the ESXi host.
Note: In the examples below, the syntax is specific for the vMA. Adjust accordingly, if you are using another approach.
04: Obtain local console access to the vMA and login with the vi-admin account.
05. To determine if the host needs to be placed in maintenance mode, issue the following command: