VMware Home Lab

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Recently I found myself in the need of an updated home lab. My current ESX server was reaching its limits on both memory and CPU power. I didn’t really feed the need for 10Gbe connections (since I won’t be testing any vSan or other high bandwidth stuff) so I went for the small, powerfull but […]

Update ESX 5.x to 5.5 using the CLI

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To avoid using VUM or PowerCLI to upgrade your host you can simply use The vmWare online repository. The commands below have to be executed via SSH (enable this in your security profile and start the SSH server) esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient esxcli software profile update -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml -p ESXi-5.5.0-1331820-standard