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dear gurus

i need just basic simple step by step guideline, i m using vmware free esxi

which has version VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1

so i would like to update or upgrade to below

VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 Update 1

so what should be ideal steps, if update fail so does it effect vmware or guest os or anything got crash or breakdown, as v r afraid to update it

kind regards
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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follow these steps

http://www.vladan.fr/esxi-free-how-to-upgrade-to-esxi-5-1/

http://communities.vmware.com/people/vmroyale/blog/2011/09/15/updating-esxi-5--single-use-esxcli-how-to

http://www.chriscolotti.us/vmware/vsphere/how-to-patch-vsphere-5-esxi-without-update-manager/

but you will need to download the ESXi 5.1 U1 update from the VMware Portal, and using the same commands

e.g. esxcli --server=10.10.10.10 --username=root software vib update --depot=/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ESXi500-201109001.zip
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by:Skyler Kincaid
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When we updated from 5.1 to update 1 all we did was put the CD that we downloaded and burned from the portal and one of the options was upgrade.

Just boot to the CD like you are doing a clean install and go through the installation process.
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xKincaidx comment need clarification what the experience say exactly

so does not effect any production or guestos kindly confirm this to us if u dont mind please.
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CDROM, is an upgrade option. If you select the correct, options it will preserve the VM and VMFS datastore.

but why waste a CDROM?
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dear gurus

i have put the cd and it show me 3 options can you kindly comment, what each option do.

Esxi and VMFS found

( ) upgrade ESXI, preserve VMFS datastore
( ) Install ESXI, preserve VMFS datastore
( ) Install ESXI, overwrite VMFS datastore
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(this is really a new question! but here you go...)

1. Completes and upgrade of the ESXi software, and does not "touch" the existing datastore. VMs will be kept.

2. Completes a new installation of ESXi software, no configuration will be kept or upgraded, and does not "touch" the existing datastore. e.g. VMs will be kept.

3. A Complete Software Server RESET! handle with care!
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