VMWARE ESXI 5.5 Host Upgrade Check

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!
Privera01Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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Privera01Author Commented:
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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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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Privera01Author Commented:
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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gheistCommented:
Easiest is to configure vsphere update manager and scan hosts for upgrades.
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Privera01Author Commented:
Thank you for the assistance!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
not a problem.
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