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VMware ESXi, 5.5.0, 1331820 to ESXi-5.5.0-20170904001-standard (Build 6480324) patch

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I was trying to update  VMware ESXi, 5.5.0, 1331820 to  ESXi-5.5.0-20170904001-standard (Build 6480324), there was lot of updates in between, I have reach to  3343343 and it was working fine. but when I update 2016080001, while doing the sixth update we lost the Vcenter connectivity,   please suggest me the best procedure, is it required to update vcenter first?

Sl NoRelease NameRelease DateBuild NumberRemarks
1VMware ESXi, 5.5.0,
  1331820
1331820Existing Version
2update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update01

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:654.4 MB
03-11-141623387Updated
3update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update02

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:655.9 MB
09-09-142068190Updated
4update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update03

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:660.8 MB
09/16/20153029944Updated
5ESXi550-201510001

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:334.8 MB
10-06-153116895Updated
6ESXi550-201512001

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:699.2 MB
12-08-153248547Updated
7ESXi550-201601001

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:354.7 MB
01-04-163343343Error - Unable to communicate with vCenter Server
8ESXi550-201602001

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:354.7 MB
02/21/20163568722Error - Unable to
  communicate with vCenter Server
9ESXi550-201608001

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:707.7 MB
08-04-164179633Unable to update from
  ESXi550-201602001
10ESXi550-201609001

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:520.7 MB
09/15/20164345813Not updated
11ESXi550-201612001

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:516.5 MB
12/20/20164722766Not updated
12ESXi550-201703001

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:360.9 MB
03/28/20175230635Not updated
13ESXi550-201709001

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:523.7 MB
09/14/20176480324Not updated
14ESXi550-201801002

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:363.0 MB
01/22/20187618464Not updated
15ESXi550-201803001

    Product:ESXi (Embedded and Installable) 5.5.0

    Download Size:364.6 MB
03/20/20187967571Not updated
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a_p_
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... , is it required to update vcenter first?

Yes, for some of the updates, it's required to update vCenter first, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrices

Btw. how do you patch the hosts? In case you do this from the command line using esxcli, there's no need to install the updates one after the other. Assuming that you have supported hardware, you can directly install the latest patch bundle. Note that there might be restrictions regarding the upgrade, if you are using a vendor/OEM ESXi installation.

André

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

... , is it required to update vcenter first?

Yes, for some of the updates, it's required to update vCenter first, see VMware Product Interoperability Matrices

Btw. how do you patch the hosts? In case you do this from the command line using esxcli, there's no need to install the updates one after the other. Assuming that you have supported hardware, you can directly install the latest patch bundle. Note that there might be restrictions regarding the upgrade, if you are using a vendor/OEM ESXi installation.

André

vijayrana968
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Yes, since you have reached ESXi 5.5 Express Patch 9 (3343343) which was realsed ESXi 5.5 Update 3b. You have to upgrade vCenter before upgrading ESXI to Update 3b. As Andre mentioned, check VMware Product Interoperability Matrices

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