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Step By Step Guide Upgrading to ESXi 5.5 using VMware Update Manager 5.5


Last week VMware released its latest version of vSphere 5.5.  To see what updated with new vSphere 5.5 please check out release notes.  In last post we upgraded our ESXi host manually via CD .
We already discussed different ways to upgrade ESXi host from 5.1 to 5.5. Now we are going to upgrade ESXi 5.1 host to 5.5 via vSphere update manager. To upgrade your ESXi 5.1 host to 5.5 you have to upgrade your vCenter server from 5.1 to 5.5.  Also need toconfigure SSO for vCenter 5.5.
So lest assume you have your vCenter 5.5 ready & up with vSphere update manager 5.5 installed. So lets start,
Login to vCenter 5.5 via vSphere client 5.5 & go to update manager->

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Click on ESXi Images tab to upload downloaded ESXi 5.5 ISO image for upgrade purpose.
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Click on “Import ESXi Image” to upload ISO image.
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Browse the location of ISO image & click next.
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Upload will start & generally it will couple of minutes to upload the ESXi 5.5 ISO image to vSphere update manager 5.5 server.
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Now you will see uploaded ISO image. as shown below.
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Now select the host which you want to upgrade & Click on update manager->Attach to attach uploaded ISO file & Click on “Attach”
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Select ESXi 5.5 baseline which we created while uploading ISO image.
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After attaching baseline to ESXi host. Now click on “Scan” to scan for upgrades.
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Select “Upgrades” when you click on Scan.
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After scan, click on “Remediate” option. Attach the created baseline as shown below.
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Now server upgrade has been stared. ESXI 5.1 to 5.5 generally takes 10 to 15 minutes. So relax & wait for upgrade. After upgrade from 5.1 to 5.5 ESXi server will give you a pop up that server has been upgraded from 5.1 to 5.5 & Click ok to continue. When you click on “OK” server will reboot & you will be ready to use new ESXi 5.5.
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