How To: Upgrade VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 via CLI

Should you want to upgrade from VMware ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 remotely via CLI you can do in a few simple steps outlined below.

Step 1 – Install Media

We’ll need to download the VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-4564106-depot.zip from VMware ESXi 6.5 page:

Step 2 – Upgrading

2.1 Let’s confirm our ESXi version by SSH into the host:

2.2 Next we need to find the profile name of 6.5, for this we execute:

2.3 Which will provide us with the following results:

2.4 Now that we have our profile names we’ll be updating our vSphere environment:

Step 3 – Confirmation

SSH back into the host and re-execute vmware -vl:




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