ESXi: Upgrade an standalone ESXi Host from 6.0 to 6.7 from command line


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Hi,

this post describes an ESXi Host Upgrade from Version 6.0 to 6.7 with an offline (bundle) zip file. The procedure for other version should be the same.
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