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Installing offline bundles and updates in ESXi 5 Using the CLI

2015-10-04 · Posted in VMWare

Using the CLI

First off you will need to copy the bundle from HP locally onto the ESXi server.  There are a few ways to do this.  You can utilize a program such as WinSCP to connect and transfer the file (you will need to enable SSH on the host) or you could simply upload this to a datastore that the host has access to using the Datastore Browser.  Either or, just get it on the host.

Once it’s on the host it’s a matter of using Putty to ssh into your host or connecting directly to the DCUI and launching the ESXi Shell and running the following command…

Sample:
Download patch update-from-esxi5.5-5.5_update03.zip from
https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch#search

If you are using a remote CLI installation then you need to add a few options to provide the server and credentials as follows

Once this command executes it should delve into the zip file and install the packages that are applicable to your host.  Once completed you will need to reboot your host

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