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
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
NOTE: If you are already logged in to MyVMWare, you will not be prompted to enter your credentials.
Select ESXi (Embedded and Installable) from the
Select a Product drop-down menu.
Select the version of your software from the
Version drop-down menu.
Click the calendar icon to choose the
Select the options
All Severities and
All Categories from the respective search filters.
The Download Patches page displays a list of all the patches that match the details that are specified.
Select the checkbox of the patch that is required and click
Download to download the .zip file.
Install the patch using any of the update tools that are provided by VMware such as
vCenter Update Manager.