rlaor
Contributor
Contributor

How to update ESX Server 3i (3.5.0) to ESXi 3.5 update 3

Hi,

I have ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 (not the free version) installed on my host and I tried to upgarde it to ESXi 3.5 update 3 using the 3.5 update 3 installable I downloaded from VMware site.

The instalation program warns me that this insallable should be used for fresh installs and not for upgrades.

What do I need to do in order to update my host?

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mikeddib
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Since you are already running a version of 3.5 you could take advantage of Update Manager in Virtual Center to patch your host which would bring it to Update 3.

You may also want to read through the following links.

http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vi3_esx3i_i_35u3_rel_notes.html

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35u2/vi3_35_25_u2_upgrade_guide.pdf

celak
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi rlaor,

Also consider this method :

http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/Patch_3i_without_VC.php

Good luck.

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