Esxcli command to Upgrade ESXI host to VMware ESXi, 7.0.3, 18644231

You can upgrade using VUM, ISO or ESXCLI

Here I am going to do this using ESXCLI

I am using HPE custom ISO, you can download an offline bundle from VMware.

Before upgrade

Steps to upgrade ESXi-7.0.3-18644231

Download offline bundle in .zip file from VMware portal

Open ESXI using web console

Login to ESXI using root credentials

Browse local Datastore

Upload this file in local datastore

Connect ESXI host using Putty

Run below command to see current Image profile

esxcli software sources profile list -d (Offline bundle path) like below

esxcli software sources profile list -d  /vmfs/volumes/5bafd178-826d6f1a-bfec-00fd4548fbe0/’

Output will be like below

Now run below command to update ESXI host

esxcli software profile update -d /vmfs/volumes/5bafd178-826d6f1a-bfec-00fd4548fbe0/ -p HPE-Custom-AddOn_703.

Once command will complete you will see Message: The update completed successfully like below

Reboot the host and post reboot you can see the host is updated.

After upgrade

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