How the hell do I update VMware esxi 5.1
Posted on 2013-10-24
Before we start I have to let you know I am a VMware Virgin. I have brought VMware esentials. I have download a HP image for esxi 5.1 and installed. I have been able to license it and workout how to install vsphere by browsing to the host IP address etc. I cant work out how the hell I update it with all the latest patches. I think I updated a version 4.x but using a little patch utility which was really easy but I am banging my head with 5.1.
I have tried logging onto the esxi box and pressing alt+f1 and doing it via command line but my keyboard symbols are all over the place so have given up on that method. what I would love is to run a program like you did in version 4 and let it sort it self out. I have a datastore called datastore1 and I have uploaded the updates to a root folder on the esxi server call ed updates.
Please help me someone one as I need to start a migration off and this is holding me back and I have only days off to fix all these little problems.
If it could be as simple as possible that would be so cool because as I have said this is a new word to me.