Upgrading HP DL360 Gen9 to ESXI 6 U1a

Hi,

We have an HP DL360 Gen9 installed with ESXI 6.0. We installed it using the custom HP image of ESXi. It's a single server but in a cluster with a vCenter appliance.

We'd like to upgrade it to Update 1a which includes a critical bugfix but are unsure of the steps and are also worried that it'll overwrite some of the HP drivers.

Can anyone let us know the best way to upgrade this? Thanks.
niltdAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
be careful with the ESXi 6.0 U1 update, as it can replace the drivers, and you will lose access to local datastore.

to update, you would use the esxcli commands, see my EE Article, but change the filenames.

HOW TO: Upgrade from VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.1 to VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5 for FREE
niltdAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew. How do we update without replacing the drivers? Also, as we are updating to U1a can we skip U1?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Download the  ESXi 6.0 Update 1a ISO image, and boot the server, and install. (select Upgrade).

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
niltdAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew. They released the HP ESXI 6 u1a ISO last week so we upgraded with that!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
VMware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.