ESXi7

Updating an ESXi Host with unsupported hardware

Follow the post below, but when creating the update query obtained from VMware ESXi Patch Tracker append –no-hardware-warning.

https://knowledgegainedandshared.com/2017/05/13/easy-esxi-patch-updates/

In my case my query goes from

esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-7.0b-16324942-standard \
-d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient

To

esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-7.0b-16324942-standard \
-d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml --no-hardware-warning
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient

You may hit the Out Space bug seen below, if you do simple disable or set the Swap Datastore and then set it back.

https://knowledgegainedandshared.com/2018/04/04/no-space-left-on-device-esxi-patching/