ESXi 5.5 was just released general availability (GA) on Sunday (9/22) and I’m itching to upgrade the home lab to run the latest version with all it’s goodies. I wanted to try upgrading my hosts without having to go through the same process that I followed setting up ESXi on the NUC in the first place, injecting custom NIC drivers, etc.
Enter the command line…
- Move all VM’s from the host and then put the host into Maintenance Mode.
- Go to the Configuration tab > Security Profile and Enable SSH under Services.
- Under Firewall, enable httpClient (outbound http).
- Open PuTTY (or other SSH client) and SSH into your host.