Slightly Some

By: Leo
05/02-11, 05:03
Category: Code

I use the free version of ESXi from VMware to virtualize my home Linux servers. My ESXi 4.0 host got a PSOD (Purple Screen Of Death) the other day, so I decided it maybe was time to update the ESXi software to the latest version.

On the VMware site I found that ESXi has come out with a 4.1 version. What wasn't that clear was how I should do this upgrade, as the old host update utility is no longer supported. After some searching it came clear that the only way to upgrade the free ESXi was to manually download patches and use a command line utility to do the upgrade. Not very user-friendly if you ask me.

The upgrade procedure is described in the vSphere Upgrade Guide, but it isn't very clear that there is only one option if you are using the free version of ESXi.

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