I have an Esxi 3.5.0U3 (build 123629) server that I want to update to 3.5.0U5 to be able to run windows 7 hosts.
How do I do it?
I only have a free stand alone server running on Dell PowerEdge 1950 hardware, with Vmware infrastructure client, now upgraded to free vSphere.
What I have tried
- I got help to find a specific iso for this update (http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=MTXWX). When I boot the server with this CD I get Install and Repair options only, not Update.
- According to another KB (1006089) I have three other options for updating
-Vmvare Update manager. I don't understand what is needed for to use this tool. vCenter, whatever that is?
-Vmvare infrastructure update. Is installed together with the old vmvare infrastructure client. I can run it, but I get the error "Unable to reach Vmware update service". Someone said this tool is obsolete.
- Remote CLI vihostupdate utility. I have not understood what is needed for this tool. Is it free? How do I install and user it?
Also I read a lot about command line commands (CLI), even for upgrading. Can that be a solution? But shame to say I do not know how to connect to the server in command line... tried Putty but could not connect.
So your help is really needed here! How do I upgrade..?