Update a remote server to ESXi 5.1

With my new HaaS based home lab, I experience some limitations I need to live with. There is for example no way to insert a CD or DVD, nor can I use any USB key or a network boot.

That means that some of the procedures I have been using since long, need to be reviewed and updated. The next post describes one of the practical problems I encountered.

How do you remotely upgrade an ESXi server to version 5.1 ?

But as you can imagine, everything is “posh“-able. I was able to automate a manual procedure, and more important, I was able to upgrade my ESXi server to 5.1.

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