Updating esxi updating the 1950 ranch style home
Once the upgrade is done you will see the following screen below.
Select the host you wish to upgrade and click on 4.0 upgrade package, the upgrade package will be validated then you will have to agree to VMware's terms and conditions before you can proceed with the upgrade.
Then place your host into maintenance mode by right-clicking on your host and selecting , after it has entered maintenance mode you then want to close down the client.
After you press the update utility runs a compatibility check on the host to make sure that you are currently running an older version of ESXi and that the upgrade is correct for your host server.
To take advantage of new and updated features in v Sphere 6.5, I recently needed to update one of my lab systems from ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.5.
As the system was co-located, I decided to update it from the command line using v Sphere update bundle, rather than an ISO image burned on a DVD. First, I checked the VMware HCL to see if the system (a Dell R610) was certified for v Sphere 6.5; it wasn't.
The two files you will need are labeled: Upgrade package from ESXi Server 3.5 to ESXi Server 4.0 Update 1 ESXi 4.1 Update 1 (upgrade ZIP from ESXi 4.0) You will also have to go to the section and download the VMware v Sphere CLI 4.0.
NOTE If you are using Windows 7 as your OS on the computer that you're preforming the upgrade on there is an extra step that you will need to take as you will run into issues during the upgrade process.Once this is done you're shown a summary of the information.