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ESXI command line issues "permission denied"

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I am having issues with rights  , I have used the CHMOD 777 command on the ZIP file here but I am still having issues with rights


/vmfs/volumes # /vmfs/volumes/69d30076-e032ea50 # esxcli software vib update -n ESXi550-201404020.zip ESXi550-201404020.zip


-sh: /vmfs/volumes/69d30076-e032ea50: Permission denied


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Do you also get the error using the syntax I showed in your other question?

No lockdown mode enabled?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 300 total points
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if you are trying to update ESXi 5.5 heartbleed fix use

Also Make Sure you are in Maintenance Mode and VMs OFF

esxcli software update -d /vmfs/volume/.....

or

esxcli software install -d /vmfs/volume/.....

no need to use chmod (this is not required and not Linux!)

also check the release notes, and use the correct update!

see my EE Article

HOW TO: Upgrade from VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.1 to VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5 for FREE
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esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1-esx6/ESXi550-201404020.zip

this is what I used

forgot to place it in manitenace mode
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