Upgrade ESXi to 6.0 with VMware Update Manager

vSphere Update Manager is a software for upgrading, migrating, updating, and patching clustered hosts, virtual machines, and guest operating systems. Update Manager orchestrates host and virtual machine upgrades. If your site uses vCenter Server, VMware recommends that you use Update Manager.


On few of my previous posts I showed you how to Patch standalone esxi host to 6.0 via esxcli. Today I want to tell you how to upgrade you esxi host through Update manager.

1. First of all you need to download ESXI 6.0 iso image from vmware site.



2. I hope you have installed Update Manager on you virtual environment.

3. Connect via vSphere thick client > Home > Solutions and Aplications > Update Manager >  ESXi Images > Import ESXi Image

import iso


good imp


4. Create a new baseline named ESXi 6.0 ISO upgrade > Change to Compliance View and Attach this new baseline > Scan > Remediate > Watch and wait till the server apply the upgrade and reboots the server.


console ask


That’s all folks. If you have questions about anything, feel free to  ask in comments.

Stay tuned!