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VMWARE ESXI 5.5 Host Upgrade Check

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Hello,

Wanted to get some information on how to check on hosts to see which version they are currently on and make sure they are on the latest patch.  

Thanks!
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So what Build of ESXi 5.5 are you on, check the Summary ?

Latest Build is ESXi-5.5.0-20160904001-standard (Build 4345813)

and to update, put the host in maintenance mode, and type the following at the SSH prompt (console)

esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-5.5.0-20160904001-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient

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by:Privera01
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This is the information I see under Configuration Tab when I am in the hosts.

ESX/ESXi:  5.5.0 2456374

Image Profile: (Updated) VMware-ESXi-5.5.0-2068190-custom-Cisco-5.5.2.2
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That Build was released n 2015-02-05, and you are currently 14 patches behind the latest and last build released on 2016-09-15 - ESXi-5.5.0-20160904001-standard (Build 4345813).

To update type the above in my first post.
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by:Privera01
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wow -ok thanks! Where can I find the lastest build release information for VMWare? Also once the commands are entered how long does the update process take?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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15-30 minutes, based on download speed, and speed of media used for the ESXi OS, e.g. USB flash drive, SD card or hard disk spinning rust

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Correlating build numbers and versions of VMware products (1014508)

Determining detailed build number information for VMware hosts (1012514)
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by:gheist
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Easiest is to configure vsphere update manager and scan hosts for upgrades.
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by:Privera01
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Thank you for the assistance!
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not a problem.
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