Hi all, this is a very quick post (mostly for my memory!) on how to update ESXi 6.0 to the latest version easily.
New features in Update 2 are:
Virtual SAN adds a new vsan vib in the ESXi image. The new vib results in a dependency being added to the esx-base vib requiring the vsan vib to be installed on the new 6.0 Update 2 host. For more information, see Knowledge Base article 2144595.
More information can be found here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vsphere/60/vsphere-esxi-60u2-release-notes.html
I used to do this via vCenter update manager but this method seems easier as you can do it on the host directly so less chance of things going wrong. So lets get to it.
The first step is to ensure that all VMs are either shut down or migrated off the host. Once that is done place the host into Maintenance Mode.
Now we need to enable SSH if this is not already enabled. Ensure the Daemon is running
Now we can connect to he host and begin the update
Copy and paste the following commands:
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
After a few minutes the update process should be complete.
Easy! Now take your hosts out of maintenance mode and enjoy the new features and bug fixes