Upgrading ESXi itself is now possible with the new Embedded Host Client v4

It looks like we just got an early Christmas gift from Etienne, George and the VMware Flings team with the release of v4 of the ESXi Embedded Host Client (EHC). One of the new features that I am most excited about is the ability to upgrade ESXi itself using the “Update” feature which was first introduced in EHC v3. In the […]

How to upgrade from VCSA 5.x & 6.x to VCSA 6.0 Update 1?

I have seen quite a few questions come in on how to properly upgrade from an existing vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 5.x and/or 6.x environment to the latest vSphere 6.0 Update 1 which was just released today. Before I jump straight into the process, I think its worth covering on how updates (patches) and upgrades have traditionally been […]

A Pretty Cool Method of Upgrading to ESXi 5.1

I recently came across an interesting article by Andreas Peetz which shows you how to patch an ESXi host using an image profile that is directly available on VMware’s online depot within the ESXi shell. I knew that VMware had online depots for use with VUM and Auto Deploy but I was not aware of […]

How to Automate the Upgrade of Classic ESX 4.x to ESXi 5

In prior releases of ESXi, there was not a supported method of upgrading from classic ESX to ESXi, you had to perform a clean installation. With the release vSphere 5, ESXi is the only available option and providing a supported and easy method for migrating to ESXi will be very helpful for users. There are […]