VMware: ESXI Host Update Procedure

VMware: ESXI Host Update Procedure

To Install:

  • Using local setup:# esxcli software vib install -d “/vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName/PatchName.zip

To Update:

  • Using local setup:# esxcli software vib update -d “/vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName/PatchName.zip
PowerCLI: Refresh Host Networks

PowerCLI: Refresh Host Networks

I have been making automation scripts now for around 3 months and when provisioning VM’s I have found unless you refresh the host’s networking it will not appear. The following snippet resolves this issue for you but be aware that this can considerably¬†slow down your script end to end execution¬†time

Get-View -ViewType HostSystem -Property Name,ConfigManager | %{
(Get-View $_.ConfigManager.NetworkSystem).RefreshNetworkSystem()
Start-Sleep -Seconds 120