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Update to 6.5 - ESXi Upgrade option is missing

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We have 15 ESXihosts, and we are on the process of upgrading hosts to 6.5. One host does not give me an option to upgrade. The installer boots and detects the SD card, if I query the SD card using F1 for details it detected 5.5 installed, but when I select the SD card it goes straight to the language selection for installing ESXI, No upgrade option.

I verified the bootbank and altboot bank both have same number of files/data. Is there a possibility to findout what causing the issue without reinsatalling the host?

Thanks in advance...

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If it's only 1 host did you try using esxcli to upgrade host?

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If it's only 1 host did you try using esxcli to upgrade host?

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And please share o/p of the command

esxcli software profile get

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Do you have this host connected to vCenter Server? Because you can try to upgrade it using Update Manager in that case.

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Thank you all.

I was able to perform the upgrade with esxcli.

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