How to manage an ESXi host from OSX

If you need to manage ESXi hosts using your MAC, with “ESXi Embedded Host Client” you can manage it through the browser!
Simply, SSH into your ESXi host and run the following commands, no need to reboot:

esxcli software vib install -v

esxcli software vib install -v


Upgrade to ESXi 6.0 Update 2

While upgrading to ESXi 6.0 Update 2 you receive:

VIB VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.0.0-2.34.3620759 requires vsan >= 6.0.0-2.34, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.


esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/updates/

Determine the build number and the latest update applied by running the command:

vmware -vl


Upgrade ESXi 5.x to 6

How to update ESXi 5.x to the latest build of 6

Sign into VMware and start the trial for VMware vSphere:

Use VMware Software Manager to download

Using vSphere Client upload to local datastore, enable SSH, enter maintenance mode and run the following command:

esxcli software profile update -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/updates/ -p ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-standard

Reboot and verify version 6.0.0, 2494585

vmware -vl

Download and apply latest patches:

esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/updates/

Reboot and verify version 6.0.0, 2615704