VMware: ESXi upgrade 4.0 to 4.1 (USB)

VMware: ESXi upgrade 4.0 to 4.1 (USB)

VMware: ESXi upgrade 4.0 to 4.1 (USB) 150 150 Roderick Derks

Upgrade a single ESX1i 4.x host to a higher version by executing the following steps:

  1. On your laptop/pc install vSphere CLI
  2. Download an upgrade package like ESXi4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip
  3. Put the ESX host in maintenance mode.
  4. Open a MSDOS console on you laptop and goto C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin
  5. vihostupdate.pl –server 192.168.0.1 -i -b F:\upgrade-from-ESXi4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip
    Enter username: root
    Enter password:
    Please wait patch installation is in progress …
    The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
  6. Update your VI Client and login to the ESX server.

That' s it. I upgraded my free ESX version like this. You can also use vCenters host update utility.

Roderick Derks

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