How to upgrade ESXi through CLI
By Alireza Mahdavi | 11 July 2022 | 69 views
Step 1: Enable SSH through the web client and connect to your ESXi host.
Step 2: Enter the following command to enable the firewall rule for web traffic.
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
Step 3: Run this command to see the VMware online depot and the different profiles you can upgrade from.
esxcli software sources profile list -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml | grep -i ESXi-7.0
Note: you can also change ESXi-7.0 to other versions, such as ESXi-6.7, to show the version 6.7 list.
Step 4: Run the upgrade with this command:
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-7.0U3e-19898904-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
finally, you’ll see the following output, which requires a reboot to finish the update process.
Before the reboot, enter the following command to disable the firewall for web traffic.
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient
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