3 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2019 8:08 AM by Chann1905

    Manually Applying Upgrade to eSXI - Dell

    lsmith254 Novice

      Hi All,


      I inherited an eSXI host running a few servers. Sadly, someone thought removing the physical vCenter server was a good thing. So I currently need to upgrade, and patch my eSXI host. I am running 6.5 Update 1. I downloaded the .Zip (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-13004031.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A11.zip) from Dell for my model sever and uploaded it to /Var/Tmp. And here I am stuck. The command I tried to run failed. What would be the command to install this upgrade? Also wondering is there is a CLI to pull down updates patches after that? Thanks for helping a novice.

        • 1. Re: Manually Applying Upgrade to eSXI - Dell
          daphnissov Guru
          Community WarriorsvExpert

          I would strongly urge you to spend some time with general Google searches as there are loads of articles out there that go into exactly what you want in great depth. It'd be faster than someone typing it all out in any case.

          • 2. Re: Manually Applying Upgrade to eSXI - Dell
            lsmith254 Novice

            I did, but many focused on using update manager. The ones I did have, the commands did not seem to work. I think maybe the issue was understanding what was to be put after the -p


            esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-4564106-standard -d vmfs/volumes/MySSDR610/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-4564106-depot.zip






            • 3. Re: Manually Applying Upgrade to eSXI - Dell
              Chann1905 Novice



              i think the command provided earlier would help you which is :


              esxcli software profile update -p "name_of_profile" -d "path_to_the_zip_file"


              Also, to get the profile from a zip file, run this command :


              esxcli software profile sources profile list -d "path_to_zip_file"


              After running this command, record the profile and run the first command.


              Also, alternatively you can run this as well :


              esxcli software profile install -p "name_of_profile" -d "path_to_the_zip_file"


              I hope this helps.