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


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

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

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