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[How to Guide] Upgrade ESXi 5 to ESXi 5 update 1 from CLI Without Update Manager


In last article we learn how to upgrade ESXi 5 to ESXi 5 update 1 via vCenter Update Manger 5.0 update 1. Now I will show you how to upgrade ESXi 5 to ESXi 5 update 1 via CLIWithout Update Manager
You can refer below articles on VMwarevSphere 5,
So lets get started,
  1.  To upgrade Vmware vSphere server 5.0 to vSphere 5.0 update 1, download vSphere update 1 patch from this direct Link
  2. Enable SSH for remote support on the ESXi Host
  3. Make sure ESXi host is in maintenance mode before you start upgrade process
  4. Transfer the  downloaded update file in first step to the host using FileZilla or Veeam Fast SCPto any Datastore.
  5. now you are ready to upgrade your ESXi server to ESXi 5 update 1
from command line interface of ESXi server run below command to start the patching of the server,
esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/[DATASTORE]/[FILE-NAME-OF-THE-PATCH].zip
You see result like below once you run the above command,
Reboot ESXi server to apply the pacthes.
After you will see the new updated version of the VMware ESXi server.