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Manual ESXi-Host-Upgrade with SSH

If you have trouble with vCenter and an upgrade is not possible then you proceeding with a manual upgrade on ESXi-Host.

  1. Download the needed patch on VMware webpage (https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch#search).
  2. Upload the patch (ZIP-file) somwehre on your data store
  3. Enable SSH-service on your ESXi-host and establish a connection with SSH
  4. Execute the following command:
    esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/<your_datastore>/<your-patch-directory>/<your_patchfile.zip>
  5. Restart ESXi-Host
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