Install ESXi latest patches

ESXi Version 5.5
download latest patch from
upload an update to esxi host

# vmware -lv

# vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter

Install latest patches
# esxcli software sources profile list -d | grep ESXi-5.5 | grep 2015

ESXi-5.5.0-20150104001-no-tools   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-standard   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20150101001s-no-tools  VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-no-tools   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20150104001-standard   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20150101001s-standard  VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported

#esxcli software profile install -d -p ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-standard
# vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_exit && reboot
# vmware -lv

ESXi and VCSA version 6

Download VMware pacthes from

-download and upload into ESXi /tmp
#cd /tmp
#esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/

To patch VCSA
-mount VCSA iso patch using vSphere Client into VCSA vm
ssh to VCSA
L: root P:
>software-packages install –iso
When it ask Yes/No in EULA, click Yes
If you skip that, just type
>software-packages install –staged
to check installed package
>software-packages list –staged
reboot VCSA
>shutdown reboot -r


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