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[Guide] How to upgrade VMware vSphere ESXi 5 to vSphere ESXi 5 Update 1 using the vSphere update manager

Today I got chance to upgrade my production Vmware vSphere server 5.0 to vSphere 5.0 update 1. Few days back MyTricks reported release of VMware vSphere ESXi 5 update 1. This update contains all bug fixes with some additional features such as support for Windows 8 & Windows 8 Server.
Even you can upgrade ESXi Server from 5.0 to 5.0 update using CLI. Check below guide for the same,
The VMware vCenter Server for Windows 5.0 Update 1 offers the following improvements:
Guest Operating System Customization Improvements: vCenter Server adds support for customization of the following guest operating systems:
Windows 8
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
To upgrade VMware vSphere 5 to vSphere 5 Update 1 using vSphere update manager you need to update
1. VMware vCenter Serve from 5.0 to 5.0 update 1
2. vSphere update manager from 5.0 to 5.0 update 1
3. Last & most important vSphere 5.o to vSphere 5.0 Update 1 upgrade
To upgrade Vmware vSphere server 5.0 to vSphere 5.0 update 1, download vSphere update 1 patch from this direct Link  & download VMware vCenter Server from this link
You can refer below articles on VMware vSphere 5,
So lets get started,
Navigate to Update Manager->Patch Repository-> Click on Import Patch as shown below.
Here we are going to import downloaded VMware vsphere 5.0 U1 patch. Click on Browse & provide patch of the patch & click next.
In next windows you will get a securiy warning for SSL certificate, click on Install this certificate & click on ignore.
Now Patch importing process will start as shown below..
Now we can see the all uploaded patches with patch release date.. Now click on Finish.
Now we need to create Baseline for our patches. Navigate to update Manager->Baseline and groups-> & click on Create
Assign name to Baseline and select the radio button as a host patch
In next step select “Fixed Baseline”
Now select all patches and click on small arrow to add patches to the new baseline as shown in below screenshot
Click on finish to create baseline.
Now your new baseline is ready..
Now attach the created baseline with the ESX server as shown below.
Select the baseline which we created & click Attach.
Now the baseline has been attached to our ESX. Now  remediate our ESX server. Just click on the Remediate button to start the remediate process. Before Remidiate process shutdown all VM’s or move all VM’s to another ESXi server.