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How to unzip upgrade package in Vmware  ESXi 4.0 ?

Posted on 2010-09-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Hi All,

I've got an error when I tried to extract it on the ESXi through SSH console ?

can anyone please help in how to extract the zip files on ESXi ?

/vmfs/volumes/4bc2f9c6-5454ced5-104d-001ec9bae81b # uname -a
VMkernel ESXi01.domain.com 4.0.0 #1 SMP Release build-261974 May 24 2010 21:47:57 x86_64 unknown

/vmfs/volumes/4bc2f9c6-5454ced5-104d-001ec9bae81b # gunzip upgrade-from-ESXi4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip
gunzip: upgrade-from-ESXi4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip: unknown suffix - ignored

/vmfs/volumes/4bc2f9c6-5454ced5-104d-001ec9bae81b # unzip upgrade-from-ESXi4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip
-ash: unzip: not found

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Question by:jjoz
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by:Seth Simmons
ID: 33689046
Unzip the files on another linux box and scp the files to the ESXi server.

Author Comment

ID: 33689050
oh, meaning that there is no unzipping tool in the ESXi ?
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Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
ID: 33689055
Not that I've ever seen.
The amount of linux programs available are limited; it's not a full distribution, only minimal.

That would be the way I do it.

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ID: 33689060
thanks man !

Author Comment

ID: 33689063
you are right, i guess there is no other way to do it from there.

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