How to apply a patch to the kernel VMware ESXi

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In this post, we want to teach you how to apply the patch for the vmware esxi kernel. Just as Microsoft solves Windows OS issues through Windows Update, VMware will do this for ESXi through Patchs.

The patches are available as zip files through the official VMware site, and each one fixes some of the ESXi bugs. These bugs can be security issues or bugs, which is completely officially provided by the vmware site, the latest one on the date of today I'm posting this post to KB 2124715, which brings you url url (friends know that ips are blocked by Iran) of course We used the previous patch, KB 2111982, in this tutorial, but you can download and install the new patch in this way.

Well, let's take a look at it and teach how to apply the patch. After you download the latest patch using the version of the version (esxi 5.x-6.x), you need the necessary putty software to connect from ssh to esxi, but before that, the ssh service must be active on the host. do.

At this time, save the downloaded zip file to the datastore. You can use Vsphere Client to do this

It should be noted, however, that the security of the start of the ssh service is necessary. By connecting to esxi on the command line, you will encounter the putty software with the word login as you have to write the username root and enter the root password after the inter-pass to the line [~: root @ localhost]. (Here, instead of the localhost word, the name of the esxi server will be yours).

Then type the following comma:

esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ESXi600-201507001.zip

A few points to be explained:

Instead of datastore write the name of your esxi datastore, be sure to check the distance and capital letters.

The end of the box (ESXi600-201507001.zip) is related to esxi 6, as well as the zip file name you downloaded. Make sure that the esxi version 5 and even the patches from version 6 may have other names.

If everything was OK and there was no error, wait a few moments to apply the patch and eventually if you were successful, you would encounter the following page.

This is a picture of how it works. Finally, if you reset your host one time, the build number will be upgraded to 2809209.

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Sabir Hussain Soomro
About Sabir Hussain Experienced IT Specialist with a history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in VMware ESX, Domain Name System (DNS), DHCP, VoIP, Water Backup Solutions, Adobe Connect, Servers, and Data Center. but quickly found a large following of readers and subscribers. Connect on: Google + or Feel free to network via Twitter.@VMGate110