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Monday, November 15, 2010

Install HP ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 4.1


  • vSphere Command-Line Interface (vSphere CLI) on a Microsoft Windows computer.
  • HP ESXi bundle zip file (e.g. hp-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0a.zip)


1. Power off any VMs that are running on the host.

2. Place the host into maintenance mode.

3. Find out which bulletins are applicable to the ESXi host.

vihostupdate.pl --server <server> --scan --bundle <local_path>/hp-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0a.zip

4. (Optional) List all the bulletins that are available in the bundle.

vihostupdate.pl --server <server> --list --bundle <local_path>/hp-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0a.zip

5. Install bulletins from the bundle on the ESXi host.

vihostupdate.pl --server <server> --install --bundle <local_path>/hp-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0a.zip --bulletin bulletin1,bulletin2

if you omit the --bulletin argument, this command installs all the bulletins in the bundle.

6. Verify that the bulletins are installed on your ESXi host.

vihostupdate.pl --server <server> --query

Reference: see HP Installation Instructions for more details

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