VMware has recently announced the vSphere 6.7. vSphere 6.7 comes with the newer version of ESXi 6.7 and vCenter 6.7. In our previous post we have successfully installed the ESXi 6.7 so in this post we will see on how to upgrade ESXi 6.5 to ESXi 6.7. ESXi 6.7 comes with the many new security features and improvements over the 6.5. When we talk about the upgrades they are always welcomed by the companies as it contains some new features, Bug fixes and many more. It is always recommended to check for the Hardware Compatibility before the upgrade so you don’t run into issues after.
There are multiple reasons for you to upgrade the ESXi to the latest version but main reason is that if you are using an older version of ESXi which is 5.5 then you should go for upgrade as soon as possible, Because ESXi 5.5 is going end of support this September 2018.
So Let’s see How to Upgrade ESXi 6.5 to ESXi 6.7:
In this post we will be using ISO to upgrade to ESXi.
Download the ESXi ISO from VMware and make the bootable CD/DVD.
Insert the CD/DVD and boot from it.
You will see that server is loading the ESXi 6.7 from ISO.
Press Enter to continue.
Press F11 to Accept the License agreement and Continue.
Select the Disk for Install or Upgrade.
Make sure you select the right disk in which current ESXi is installed.
Press Enter to continue.
Choose option “Upgrade ESXi, Preserve VMFS Datastore.”
If you want to do clean install then you can use the second and third option based on the requirement.
Press Enter to OK and continue.
Press F11 to start the Upgrade of ESXi.
Once the Upgrade is completed. You will need to restart the server.
Press Enter to reboot.
Now you can see the Upgrade is completed successfully and ESXi version is also displayed as 6.7.
Now as upgrade is completed successfully, You can check by logging in to ESXi. Check for the working and connectivity. Check for the storage mappings and datastore is mounted.
Using this way you can easily upgrade the ESXi Host. There are 2 other ways of doing it using Update Manager and Command line. Which we will see in the future.
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