Updating patches for esx host

This can be done either by directly uploading the patches via datastore browser or transfer the files via winscp 4. Make sure Owner and Group have been assigned with execute permission.

Right click on the transferred patch zip file in winscp and click properties.

As well as the download link, there is a link to the KB article which will give you more information on a specific fix or update.

The next step for me was to download the update file and upload it to a VMFS datastore accessible to my standalone host.

Occasionally there is a need to patch an ESXi host without using Update Manager.

Reboot the host and press Shift R to select the standby build.

So I want to revert the changes from 5.50 ( 3116895 ) to ( 2068190 ) It will show the warning Current hypervisor will permanently be replaced with build: X.

To enable SSH and ESXi Shell for your ESXi host , Take a look at my Blog post “Enable SSH and ESXi Shell for your ESXi host” 3.

Now the downloaded patches needs to be transferred to the datastore of ESX/ESXi hosts.

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This is not something new to the most of VMware Admins out there, but still there are a lot of doubts about this and even VMware support engineer was not sure about the steps so I decided to put few steps with screen shot which help while troubleshooting the issue.

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