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HOW TO: Rollback VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 U2a using VMware Hypervisor Recovery Mode

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
EE Fellow, 2xMVE, Expert of the Year 2017-2011, Scribe 2016-2012, Author of the Year 2018-6,2013-2012 VMware vExpert Pro, vExpert 2020-2011
In this video, we are going to show you HOW TO: Rollback VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 U2a (ESXi 7.0.2a) using VMware Hypervisor Recovery Mode.

You may need to complete this procedure if you find that a recent update to a later version of ESXi causes you production issues e.g. storage controller or network interface compatibility issues.

Video Steps

1. Power on

Power on or shutdown and restart your ESXi server

2. Wait for the VMware Hypervisor Recovery screen

Quickly press Shift and R together at the same time

3. Rollback

To rollback to the previous version enter Y

4. Wait

Wait for the ESXi server to select the previous bootbank to start the rollback version
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by:Andrew Leniart
Great video perfect for beginners to VMware like me Andy.

Very well done and explained. Endorsed!

BTW... You have a great voice for narration.

Best, Andrew
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Andrew

I'm glad you like the voice!, it does have a certain twang!

Thanks for Pub.

I've got many more, post-edit ready to upload.

Andy
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Make sure your ESXi server is up to date with the current firmware with - 2 Easy steps to upgrade VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 7.0U2 to ESXi 7.0U2a Build 17867351 by downloading and applying the update directly from VMware.