Updating esxi server
I had a few minutes of downtime so I decided to go ahead and update the ESXi host running my home lab.Not for any specific reason other than I had some time and wanted to get to the latest version. Using the Datastore Browser I uploaded the offline bundle to a datastore that is accessible by the host I am upgrading.ESXi650-201803402-BG updates the cpu-microcode VIB. Both patches provide parts of the hypervisor-assisted guest mitigation of CVE-2017-5715 for guest operating systems (as described in VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0004.3).The correct time is essential to your ESXi server, you will need it for a variety of reasons (syslog, iscsi authentication and Security) and your Virtual Clients. After I rebooted the host the build number changed to 1065491 which corresponds to ESXi 5.1 Update 1. Not a big deal though since the tools update does not require a reboot! Here is a great post on performing the update by downloading the bundle from the VMware update repository directly to the host – – great write up.Good to know the update can be applied a number of different ways; using VUM if your host is managed by v Center, using the offline bundle, or by connecting directly to update repository from the host. Select your server and click on the Configuration tab 3. Click on Properties on the right side of the screen 5. Add a new NTP server on the NTP Settings tab, for example org 7.Update 1 for ESXi 5.1 has been out for a few weeks now and the release notes for v Sphere ESXi 5.1 Update 1 can be found here.
I do however prefer the former method since it gives you more control on where to place the uploaded file and allows you to resume broken or paused uploads. Just create a new connection using the ESXi’s host IP address and credentials.
Then just drag the file from the source folder (left hand pane) to the destination folder (right hand pane).