VMWare: Patching ESXi host

Quick Notes

Running updates and patches on VMWare ESXi hosts is easy as 1,2,3…

Open browser to VMware ESXi Patch Tracker


If you are on a different version choose the hyperlink under the title, find your release or the patch e.g. 2017-04-18 (ESXi 6.5d)

In the first line of the release shows:
Imageprofile ESXi-x.y.0–standard (Build )
Click on the hyperlink and copy the commands into your ESXi shell

esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20170404001-standard \
-d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient

Reboot ESXi host after successfully running the commands.

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