VMware vSphere ESXi 7.x on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers Installation Instructions and Important Information Guide


Downloading patches and updates for ESXi

NOTE: To install any patches or updates for ESXi, ensure that you follow the instructions that are provided in this section.
NOTE: It is recommended that you regularly check for the latest patches and updates for ESXi. For certain hardware configurations, VMware may list certain patches or updates as required on its hardware compatibility list at Vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php.
To check for and install the latest ESXi patch:
  1. Go to the VMware Patch Downloads page.
  2. Log in with your VMware credentials if prompted. Select Download Products option from the Quick Links pane to open All Downloads. Scroll down to Other Downloads on the right and click on Download Patches.
    NOTE: If you are already logged in to MyVMWare, you will not be prompted to enter your credentials.
  3. Select ESXi (Embedded and Installable) from the Select a Product drop-down menu.
  4. Select the version of your software from the Version drop-down menu.
  5. Click the calendar icon to choose the Release Date.
  6. Select the options All Severities and All Categories from the respective search filters.
  7. Click Search.

    The Download Patches page displays a list of all the patches that match the details that are specified.

  8. Select the checkbox of the patch that is required and click Download to download the .zip file.
  9. Install the patch using any of the update tools that are provided by VMware such as esxcli or vCenter Update Manager.
NOTE: For more information on the build numbers and the versions of VMware ESXi or ESX released, see VMware Knowledge Base article 2143832.

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