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Upgrading from ESXi 6.7 to ESXi 6.7 U1 via CLI

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Upgrade from ESXi 6.7 to 6.7 U1 via CLI.

Note: There are other ways to update the ESXi hosts. When a cluster is used in a production environment, is better to use vSphere update manager.

To know what is new in vSphere 6.7 U1 and where to get the latest updates, take a look at this post.


To update ESXi host to 6.7 U1, follow the steps below:

  1. Open an SSH session of the ESXi host (with Putty, for example)
  2. Check the current version with the command line: vmware -vl
[root@ESXi:~] vmware -vl
VMware ESXi 6.7.0 build-8169922
VMware ESXi 6.7.0 GA
  1. Download ESXi 6.7 U1 Offline Bundle. You can find the last patch here.
Download ESXi 6.7 U1 Offline Bundle
  1. Upload the image to an accessible datastore.
  2. Update ESXi with the following command line:
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.7.0-20181002001-standard -d /vmfs/volumes/Datastore_Path/ISO/Update_FileName.zip

Note: Replace datastore name and path where the file was stored.

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Note: "-p" specifies the name of the image profile to update the host with. (required). The options are below, but leave it as the command line above(default).

  • ESXi-6.7.0-20181002001-standard
  • ESXi-6.7.0-20181002001-no-tools
  • ESXi-6.7.0-20181001001s-standard
  • ESXi-6.7.0-20181001001s-no-tools
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  1. The “long command lines” indicates that the ESXi was updated.
ESXi was updated
  1. Reboot your ESXi host.
  2. Confirm the version one more time. Pay attention to the build-10302608 and Update 1.
[root@ESXi:~] vmware -vl
VMware ESXi 6.7.0 build-10302608
VMware ESXi 6.7.0 Update 1
Juan Mulford
Juan Mulford
I have been active in IT for over fourteen years now. I am a solutions architect, working with storage, virtualization, and VDI solutions. For the past ten years, I have been living and working in Taiwan.

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