Would it work if I reboot and boot directly from ISO image and select upgrade?
Does this bug belong to a specific vCenter or ESXi version?
Booting from ISO will work but offline bundle will be easy if you have multiple hosts. You can put the offline bundle in a shared storage and execute the command to upgrade.
Also I prefer CLI as you just have to reboot the host only once.
This issue is only seen with VSCA 6.5/6.7.
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Ah ok will do that way as yes, have multiple hosts to upgrade.
Am listing steps below post placing host in MM.
- Download offline bundle and place on Shared storage. (Done only once)
- Run esxcli software vib update -d "/vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName/PatchName.zip". (PatchName will be the ESXi offline bundle zip file)
- Reboot manually (think it will not reboot automatically) and verify ESXi version/build is as expected.
Yes, the steps are correct.
After the command is run, you will see a message that Reboot Is Required.