How to update ESXi 6.x using an Offline Bundle

September 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

We all know there are multiple ways to upgrade the ESXi to the desired version. In this post I am going to discuss about upgrading the ESXi using an offline bundle. In my opinion this method is much convenient when you are having a single ESXi host , or you want a more controlled upgrade process. The steps are very minimal.(Please make sure that , you have powered off all the VM’s and the Host is put to the Maintenance mode)

– Download the ESXi bundle and upload it to a Datastore.
– Login to the ESXi via SSH.

Run the below command to verify the bundle

#esxcli software sources profile list -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/VMware-ESXi-6.7.0-Update3-15160138-HPE-Gen9plus-670.U3.10.5.5.25-Mar2020-depot.zip

Output:

Thereafter , run the below command to install the file.

#esxcli software profile update -p HPE-ESXi-6.7.0-Update3-Gen9plus-670.U3.10.5.5.25 -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore/VMware-ESXi-6.7.0-Update3-15160138-HPE-Gen9plus-670.U3.10.5.5.25-Mar2020-depot.zip

-p xxxxxxxxx (Name of the ESXi bundle as per the output).

Once the process is completed you need to reboot the server(The host may restart automatically for the 2nd time as well).

Update1: In case if you receive an error “Could not find a trusted signer” ., when you try to install you can run the same command with –no-sig-check as below:

#esxcli software profile update -p HPE-ESXi-6.7.0-Update3-Gen9plus-670.U3.10.5.5.25 -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore/VMware-ESXi-6.7.0-Update3-15160138-HPE-Gen9plus-670.U3.10.5.5.25-Mar2020-depot.zip –no-sig-check

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