ESXi upgrade

There are many versions of ESXi available, with the latest version being ESXi 6. Most people would be running the pervious version of VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2 (Build 2068190). Naturally you may wish to upgrade your ESXi version to the latest version of VMware ESXi 6.0 GA (Build 2494585). You would need to upload the ESXi patch to the datastore. In our case it will be datastore1. The ESXi host needs to be under maintenance mode as well. By right clicking on the host and selecting “Enter maintenance mode” will do this. The upgrade can be done with the following command:

esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/VMware-ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-depot.zip

Installation Result
    Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to 
be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
    Reboot Required: true
    VIBs Installed: 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-amd_0.3.10-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-atiixp_0.4.6-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-cmd64x_0.2.5-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-hpt3x2n_0.3.4-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-pdc2027x_1.0-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-serverworks_0.4.3-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-sil680_0.4.8-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-via_0.3.3-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_block-cciss_3.6.14-10vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ehci-ehci-hcd_1.0-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_elxnet_10.2.309.6v-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.0.0-0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.0.0-0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ima-qla4xxx_2.02.18-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-devintf_39.1-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-msghandler_39.1-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-si-drv_39.1-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_lpfc_10.2.309.8-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_misc-cnic-register_1.78.75.v60.7-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_misc-drivers_6.0.0-0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-bnx2_2.2.4f.v60.10-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-bnx2x_1.78.80.v60.12-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-cnic_1.78.76.v60.13-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-e1000_8.0.3.1-5vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-e1000e_2.5.4-6vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-enic_2.1.2.38-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-forcedeth_0.61-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-igb_5.0.5.1.1-5vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-ixgbe_3.7.13.7.14iov-20vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-nx-nic_5.0.621-5vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-tg3_3.131d.v60.4-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_ohci-usb-ohci_1.0-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_qlnativefc_2.0.12.0-5vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_rste_2.0.2.0088-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-ahci_3.0-21vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-ata-piix_2.12-10vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-nv_3.5-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-promise_2.12-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-sil_2.3-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-svw_2.3-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-aacraid_1.1.5.1-9vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-adp94xx_1.0.8.12-6vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-aic79xx_3.1-5vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-bnx2i_2.78.76.v60.8-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-fnic_1.5.0.45-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-hpsa_6.0.0.44-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-ips_7.12.05-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-mbox_2.20.5.1-6vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.603.55.00-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid2_2.00.4-9vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_19.00.00.00-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptsas_4.23.01.00-9vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptspi_4.23.01.00-9vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-qla4xxx_5.01.03.2-7vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_uhci-usb-uhci_1.0-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585
    VIBs Removed: 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-amd_0.3.10-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-atiixp_0.4.6-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-cmd64x_0.2.5-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-hpt3x2n_0.3.4-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-pdc2027x_1.0-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-serverworks_0.4.3-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-sil680_0.4.8-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-via_0.3.3-2vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_block-cciss_3.6.14-10vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ehci-ehci-hcd_1.0-3vmw.500.1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_esx-base_5.0.0-1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_5.0.0-0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ima-qla4xxx_2.01.07-1vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-devintf_39.1-4vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-msghandler_39.1-4vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-si-drv_39.1-4vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_misc-cnic-register_1.1-1vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_misc-drivers_5.0.0-1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_net-be2net_4.0.88.0-1vmw.500.0.7.515841, 
VMware_bootbank_net-bnx2_2.0.15g.v50.11-5vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-bnx2x_1.61.15.v50.1-1vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-cnic_1.10.2j.v50.7-2vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-e1000_8.0.3.1-2vmw.500.0.7.515841, 
VMware_bootbank_net-e1000e_1.1.2-3vmw.500.1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_net-enic_1.4.2.15a-1vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-forcedeth_0.61-2vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-igb_2.1.11.1-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-ixgbe_2.0.84.8.2-10vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-nx-nic_4.0.557-3vmw.500.1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_net-r8168_8.013.00-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-r8169_6.011.00-2vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-s2io_2.1.4.13427-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-sky2_1.20-2vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_net-tg3_3.110h.v50.4-4vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_ohci-usb-ohci_1.0-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-ahci_3.0-6vmw.500.1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-ata-piix_2.12-4vmw.500.1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-nv_3.5-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-promise_2.12-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-sil_2.3-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-svw_2.3-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-aacraid_1.1.5.1-9vmw.500.1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-adp94xx_1.0.8.12-6vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-aic79xx_3.1-5vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-bnx2i_1.9.1d.v50.1-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-fnic_1.5.0.3-1vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-hpsa_5.0.0-17vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-ips_7.12.05-4vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-lpfc820_8.2.2.1-18vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-mbox_2.20.5.1-6vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_5.34-1vmw.500.1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid2_2.00.4-9vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_06.00.00.00-6vmw.500.1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptsas_4.23.01.00-5vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptspi_4.23.01.00-5vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-qla2xxx_901.k1.1-14vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-qla4xxx_5.01.03.2-3vmw.500.0.0.469512, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-rste_2.0.2.0088-1vmw.500.1.11.623860, 
VMware_bootbank_uhci-usb-uhci_1.0-3vmw.500.0.0.469512
    VIBs Skipped: 
VMWARE_bootbank_mtip32xx-native_3.8.5-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_cpu-microcode_6.0.0-0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_emulex-esx-elxnetcli_10.2.309.6v-0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath_6.0.0-0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_esx-xserver_6.0.0-0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_lsi-mr3_6.605.08.00-6vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_lsi-msgpt3_06.255.12.00-7vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_lsu-hp-hpsa-plugin_1.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-lsi-mr3-plugin_1.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-lsi-msgpt3-plugin_1.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-megaraid-sas-plugin_1.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-mpt2sas-plugin_1.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-mptsas-plugin_1.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-mlx4-core_1.9.7.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-mlx4-en_1.9.7.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_net-vmxnet3_1.1.3.0-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_nmlx4-core_3.0.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_nmlx4-en_3.0.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_nmlx4-rdma_3.0.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_nvme_1.0e.0.35-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-sil24_1.1-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_scsi-bnx2fc_1.78.78.v60.8-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_bootbank_xhci-xhci_1.0-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, 
VMware_locker_tools-light_6.0.0-0.0.2494585