Monthly Archives: November 2016

Upgrading ESXi from 6.0.x to 6.5

I recently upgraded my home ESXi server from 6.0.0U2 to 6.5 using the instructions at TinkerTry.

My initial attempt was a fail:

[root@emperor-esxi:~] esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-4564106-standard -d
 Failed to download VIB.
        url = vmkplexer-vmkplexer-6.5.0-0.0.4564106
  localfile = Unable to download VIB from any of the URLs
 Please refer to the log file for more details.

I up arrowed and tried again with the same result. I tried with the following and that did the trick!

esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-4564106-standard -d

Seems like the firewall was blocking that “vmkplexer” file.

This site seems to be very helpful in knowing what the latest patch file is: