ESXi Release and Build Numbers - December Update

Updates for ESXi 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5 have been published at the beginning of December. All Updates are now listed at my VMware ESXi Release and Build Number History.

The latest versions are now:

  • ESXi 5.5 Build 2302651
  • ESXi 5.1 Build 2323236
  • ESXi 5.0 Build 2312428

ESXi 5.0 does now have the Mem.ShareForceSalting option. This additional Transparent Page Sharing management capabilities are also present in 5.1 and 5.5 since October. The option disallows inter-VM TPS to mitigate a security concern.

  1. I've esxi 5.5.0 build 2068190
    How can i update to this latest version?
    I only have VMware vSphere Client, no vSphere manager :mrgreen:

    Thanks

    • Without vSphere Update Manager, you have to use the command line. Short Version:
      - Download and copy the patch to your ESXi (Datastore Browser or SCP)
      - Enter Maintenance Mode
      - Connect to your ESXi with SSH (putty)
      - # esxcli software vib update --depot=/vmfs/volumes/[datastore]/ESXi550-201412001.zip ("- - d e p o t" 2 dashes! WordPress will break it.)
      - Reboot & Exit Maintenance Mode

      Long Version: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2008939

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