After version 4.1 (released in 2010), VMware renamed ESX to ESXi.
ESXi replaces Service Console (a rudimentary operating system) with a more closely integrated OS.
NOTE If you are using Windows 7 as your OS on the computer that you're preforming the upgrade on there is an extra step that you will need to take as you will run into issues during the upgrade process.
The two files you will need are labeled: Upgrade package from ESXi Server 3.5 to ESXi Server 4.0 Update 1 ESXi 4.1 Update 1 (upgrade ZIP from ESXi 4.0) You will also have to go to the section and download the VMware v Sphere CLI 4.0.
Driver Update for LSI SCSI and SAS Controllers – The driver for LSI SCSI and SAS controllers is updated to version 2.06.74.
This version of the driver is required to provide a better support for shared SAS environments.
For example, here are some commands the doc asked me to do and they failed: (Note that I had to unzip the folder on my windows box and upload it to /tmp using v Sphere Client 5.5)/tmp # ls ESX350-201302402-BG ESX350-201302402vmhsdaemon-0/tmp # unzip ESX350-201302402-BG.zip-ash: unzip: not found -----------------------THIS COMMAND WAS NOT FOUND ?
/tmp/ESX350-201302402-BG # ls -lh-rw------- 1 root root 321.3k Dec 13 VMware-esx-scripts-3.5.0-988599.i386.rpm-rw------- 1 root root 1.6k Dec 13 contents.xml-rw------- 1 root root 701 Dec 13 sig-rw------- 1 root root 1.4k Dec 13 descriptor.xmldrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 512 Dec 13 headers/tmp/ESX350-201302402-BG #NOTE: All these commands were run sequentially and I just copied and paste it from my SSH Client (Pu TTy.exe)Is there a toolkit I need to install to have these commands or what really am I missing here?
I was using this document just for the UPDATE INSTALLATION part, as I have Update 5 installed, and it relates to UPDATE 2. This is why I am here because all the instructions I have been reading does not work with my flavor of ESX 3.5.0, 207095... /tmp # cd ESX350-201302402-BG/tmp/ESX350-201302402-BG # esxupdate info Invalid command info -----------------------THIS COMMAND WAS INVALID ?