Update VMWare ESXi Remotely

You can update your VMWare ESXi 5.5 environment via the command line without having to download and upload any patch files manually. This can be all done automatically via the CLI:

~ # esxcli software sources profile list --depot=https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml


To narrow down to a specific version and image type you can use the following:

~ # esxcli software sources profile list --depot=https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml | grep 5.5 | grep 2014 | grep standard

And to apply the desired version:

~ # esxcli software profile update -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml -p ESXi-5.5.0-20141004001-standard

And verification:


~ # esxcli system version get[/code


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