If you are not familiar with v-front.de and you have a ESXi servers, you are really doing yourself a dis-service. v-front.de maintains a repository of all ESXi updates and makes it very easy for you to update your servers when the newest patches come out.
Lately I have been having a series of interested GUI crashes with ESXi no matter what OS or Browser I use. Knowing I was a bit behind on patches, I decided to update.
From their patching site I was able to grab the latest software profile and install it. The steps are easy to do this and I will detail it here.
- Enable the SSH Shell for your ESXi Host. At the Host Tab, click Actions -> Services – Enable Secure Shell (SSH).
- Going to the patching site and clicking on the latest update, v-front.de lists us the steps how to update our host.
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20170404001-standard
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient
- Reboot and then verify that the vibs have updated
[root@esxi:~] esxcli software vib list | grep esx-baseesx-base 6.5.0-0.19.5310538 VMware VMwareCertified 2017-05-13[root@esxi:~] esxcli software vib list | grep esx-uiesx-ui 1.18.0-5270848 VMware VMwareCertified 2017-05-13[root@esxi:~] esxcli software vib list | grep vsanvsan 6.5.0-0.19.5310540 VMware VMwareCertified 2017-05-13vsanhealth 6.5.0-0.19.5310541 VMware VMwareCertified 2017-05-13