Unable to install ESXi latest patch from Putty console ?

Posted on 2016-08-08
Last Modified: 2016-08-08
Hi All,

I'm using Vmware ESXi 5.5U3 and I need some help here to perform the patch / update of my ESXi with the latest patch that I've uploaded already to local VMFS data store.

VMkernel PRODESXi01.KTM.COM 5.5.0 #1 SMP Release build-3568722 Feb 18 2016 16:42:56 x86_64 GNU/Linux

/vmfs/volumes/5343eda3-9ea90c05-129d-80c16e66af30 # esxcli software vib install -d
 Could not download from depot at zip:/var/log/vmware/, skipping (('zip:/var/log/vmware/', '', "Error extracting index.xml from /var/log/vmware/ [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/vmware/'"))
        url = zip:/var/log/vmware/
 Please refer to the log file for more details.

/vmfs/volumes/5343eda3-9ea90c05-129d-80c16e66af30 # esxcli software vib update -d
 Could not download from depot at zip:/var/log/vmware/, skipping (('zip:/var/log/vmware/', '', "Error extracting index.xml from /var/log/vmware/ [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/vmware/'"))
        url = zip:/var/log/vmware/
 Please refer to the log file for more details.
/vmfs/volumes/5343eda3-9ea90c05-129d-80c16e66af30 #

Can anyone here please help me ?

My VCenter appliance is already updated to version Build 4180648.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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try this

make sure host is in maintenance mode

esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-5.5.0-20160804001-standard -d
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient

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Try use the FULL path for your bundle, something like esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volume/5343eda3-9ea90c05-129d-80c16e66af30/ assuming 5343eda3-9ea90c05-129d-80c16e66af30 is your datastore UUID.
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Make sure you have updated vCenter Server first to 5.5 Update 3! otherwise the current version of vCenter Server will not manage ESXi 5.5 U3.
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by:Richardson Porto
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Based on build number Build 4180648.
vCenter are already on U3, to be exact, the version  5.5 Update 3e.

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by:Senior IT System Engineer
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Thanks all for the assistance yes it is working and I'm learning new stuff from you :-)

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