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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Upgrading ESXi to Version 5.5

Once you have vCenter Server upgraded to Version 5.5, the next step is to upgrade the ESXi hosts. The upgrade procedure will depend on the current deployment architecture. For instance, if all your ESXi hosts were deployed using the VMware Auto Deploy server, then you'll have to update the Image Profile sourcing the streamed image using a new off-line bundle. As Auto Deploy is covered in Chapter 5, Using vSphere Auto Deploy, in this chapter we will cover the upgrade of the ESXi host using the installation media.

Getting ready

Before you begin any upgrade, it is very important to plan for it. So what would you need to do to perform an upgrade of ESXi? You would, of course, need the ISO image downloaded from VMware's ...

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