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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Installing Esxi Patches by using LCI

Pre-requisites steps for installing ESXi patches

    Download the patches applicable for our ESX/ESXi  version manually

    We can install patches using esxcli command by using SSH connection or via ESXi shell using remote console connections like ILO, DRAC.
    Now the downloaded patches needs to be transferred to the datastore of ESX/ESXi hosts

 Implementation steps

    1. Login to your ESXi host using SSH or ESXi shell with your root credentials
    2. Browse towards the Patch location in your datastore  and verify the donwloaded patches are alreadys in and note down the complete path for the patch.
   3 .Before installing patches placing your ESXi host in maintenance mode    is  very important.

    esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ESXi\ patches/

    To verify the installed VIB's installed on your host execute the below command

esxcli software vib list

    Reboot your ESXi host for the changes to take effect and exit your host from the maintenance mode

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