Enable SSH by selecting the Host > Configuration > Security Profile. Click on Properties in the Services section. Select SSH and click on Options.

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Next, we need to upload the update package to a datastore on the host. You can use WinSCP or upload the update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01.zip file using the VI client.

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Access the host via SSH and navigate to the datastore you’ve uploaded the file to.

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Enter maintenance mode on the host you’re about to upgrade. This can be done using the VI client or from the console by typing in vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter

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Next, we need to run the install by typing  esxcli software vib install –d and then specify the path to the .zip file.

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Once the upgrade is complete use the VI client to restart the host or just type in reboot in the console.

Now, you’ll notice additional functionality has been enabled on the host.

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