I have a new VMware vShere Essential deployment. I am trying to bring it up to speed with all updates and test before I go live with it. I am having a bear of a time.
I am running embeded ESXi 4.1.0 260247. I would like to upgrade to "Update 1" build 348481
I have vCenter installed onto a VM running from this Host. Any attemps to patch the host from my Vcenter fail. Even is I stage the update before remediation. I belive this is happening because the host can not get to management mode because this is thie only host and the vCenter VM wont self terminate.
I would use Host Update Manager except that is no longer available. So my last effort here is to try vCLI with the .zip download. Even though the download from www.vmware.com/download
details its un Upgrade from ESXi 4.0 "ESXi 4.1 Update 1 (upgrade ZIP from ESXi 4.0)"
Someone please tell me what I am missing. How do i get this Update 1 installed and in the long term how can I keep my ESXi host up to date if I cant remediate with vCenter installed as a VM?