How To Upgrade VMware ESXi 6.7 To ESXi 7 Update 3

In this episode, we will be highlighting 2 different methods in order to successfully upgrade VMware ESXi 6.7 to ESXi 7 Update 3.

This tutorial is designed to be an easy-to-understand step-by-step guide which you can use to upgrade your hosts to ESXi 7 Update 3.

Always read the release notes and upgrade guides before attempting any upgrades!

VMware ESXi 7 Upgrade


For this video, I used a new video editing software package along with some different editing techniques. Let me know in the video comments what you think ?

Throughout the video, there are some questions about the ESXi 7 upgrade process. Don’t worry it’s nothing too hard and we will cover all the content beforehand.

Just a little bit of fun, can you get 100% correct? Were you paying attention? Feel free to post your score in the comments.

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Below you can use the timecodes to jump to specific areas of the video

0:00 ? Intro

1:00 ? ESXi Hosts

1:45 ? Lifecycle Manager

3:14 ? Creating a baseline

5:20 ? Check compliance

5:59 ? Remediate

11:09 ? SSH to ESXi host

12:45 ? Download ESXi patches

13:37 ? Using WinSCP to upload patch

14:22 ? CLI upgrade command

17:31 ? BONUS ESXi critical and security patches