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VMWARE ESXI 5.5 Host Upgrade Check

Posted on 2016-11-14
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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 2000 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

it's all here

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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