January 02, 2013

Upgrade ESXi 4.0 to 4.1

1. At the console, pressALT-F1.

2. Enter unsupported in the console and then press Enter.

3. Enter the password for the root login.

4. In Vsphere, Put the host in Maintenance mode

5. Download the 4.1 update from VMWare and unzip it to a folder called upgrade and upload it to the host.

6. Connect to the console and change to the directory that the upgrade folder has been uploaded.

7. Run the upgrade command. esxupdate update –m metadata.zip

8. At the console, pressALT-F2. Then reboot

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