Updating patches on an ESXi host using “esxcli software vib” commands

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2008939

This video demonstrates how to update patches on an ESXi 5.x/6.x host using “esxcli software vib” commands.

Patches can either be “Installed” or “Updated” on an ESXi host using the “esxcli software vib” commands

Caution: The install method has the possibility of overwriting existing drivers. If you are using third-party ESXi images, VMware recommends using the update method to prevent an unbootable state.

Patches for VMware products can be downloaded from the following location
http://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/download.portal

For additional information, see VMware Knowledge Base article 2008939 at the following URL https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2008939

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