How to upgrade a standalone ESXi host to VMware ESXi 6

When you deploy VMware vCenter, you have to ability to use VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) to centrally manage updating and upgrading your ESXi hosts. But if you are using one or more standalone hosts, this is not supported.

In this tutorial we will explain how to upgrade a standalone VMware ESXi 5.1 host to VMware ESXi 6. We will show how to do this both online and offline, in case your host does not have direct internet connectivity.

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