How to do it...

  1. Log in to vCenter and navigate to the Home page. Click on the Update Manager icon:
  1. Click on the Manage tab | ESXi Images tab, and then click on Import ESXi Image..., as depicted in the following screenshot:
  1. Click on Browse and navigate to the file on the local machine, as depicted in the following screenshot:
  1. Provide a suitable name and click on the Host Upgrade radio button:
  1. Select the appropriate ESXi image file earlier ...

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