0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 13, 2014 1:55 PM by Jamboy3

    How to UPDATE ESX Server 3i, 3.5.0, build 207095 using SSH or VSphere CLI remotely!

    Jamboy3 Novice

      Hello Guys,

       

      Over the past few hours I have been posting related questions and I have gotten a little closer to updating my server/host.

      I have gone to the ESX Server 3i updates (Embedded and Installer) and I have noticed that the first build for ESX 3i is 207095. Which means that I have not done any updates since the installation. CORRECT!

      Now... I have been using "ESX Server 3 Patch Management guide, which instructs us to use esxupdate, but it appears that some of the command in that document is not supported on my host.

      This post: vihostupdate35 | VMware vSphere Blog - VMware Blogs ..... Tells me that I will have to use "vihostupdate35" from a remote CLI which I installed but cannot see how to connect to the server as I cannot find any document that shows the syntax etc.


      At this point I am confused and frustrated and just need a little more guidance from someone who could point me to a document or copy and past the procedures I need to use to get this update done.

      I have downloaded this file to do the UPDATE: "ESXe350-201302401-O-SG.zip" and I have extracted it on the host on a Datastore and copied it to my "/Tmp/ESXi350" folder.

      I have also extracted it there as well just in case I need to browse to the extracted folder, and run any command.


      Can anyone out there help me with the correct SYNTAX and METHOD to get this update installed?

      I can connect with SSH from a windows machine using puTTy.exe as well as I have VSphere CLI installed on another Windows PC and can browse to the "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin" folder to run "vihostupdate35.pl" I can see it in the folder with a "dir" command:

      12/11/2014  03:50 PM                 0 esxcli.exe.log

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM         1,898,106 esxcli.zip

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            12,300 EULA

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            63,778 EULA.rtf

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM           207,212 open_source_licenses.txt

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM         2,131,968 python26.dll

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            31,348 svmotion.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM                82 vcli.bat

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM             9,994 vicfg-advcfg.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            12,080 vicfg-authconfig.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM             9,196 vicfg-cfgbackup.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM             9,456 vicfg-dns.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            13,032 vicfg-dumppart.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            17,081 vicfg-hostops.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            27,513 vicfg-ipsec.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            78,858 vicfg-iscsi.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM             7,129 vicfg-module.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            20,277 vicfg-mpath.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            18,477 vicfg-mpath35.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM             8,606 vicfg-nas.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM             9,696 vicfg-nics.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM             7,425 vicfg-ntp.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM             2,989 vicfg-rescan.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            13,808 vicfg-route.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            22,439 vicfg-scsidevs.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            12,716 vicfg-snmp.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM             5,731 vicfg-syslog.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            37,949 vicfg-user.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            27,369 vicfg-vmknic.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            13,313 vicfg-volume.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            37,164 vicfg-vswitch.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            17,712 vifs.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            24,230 vihostupdate.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            13,787 vihostupdate35.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            41,721 vmkfstools.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            60,794 vmware-cmd.pl

      08/13/2014  08:55 AM            49,664 w9xpopen.exe

                    56 File(s)      5,317,017 bytes

                     2 Dir(s)  34,432,933,888 bytes free

      ...So how do I complete this?

      (So Close!)