Upgrade VMware vCenter Server Appliance from command line

Going from VCSA 6.0 to 6.0 U1 is quite simple. First, you’ll need a patch ISO, which can be found on here. You ‘ll notice there are two patch ISOs, FP and TP.

Download VCSA patch from here. https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch#search

FP is a full product patch for VC & PSC appliances only.

TP is third party patch spanning multiple products, such as VCSA, vCenter Windows, VUM, PSC appliance and windows.

To update/patch your vCenter 6.0 Appliance, please follow the below steps:

  1. Connect directly to vSphere host which running vCenter Appliance
  2. Take a snapshot of VCSA
  3. Connect downloaded ISO file to the VCSA VM
  4. Log in to the VCSA via SSH
  5. Run the following commands

To mount ISO and accept EULA:

software-packages stage –iso –acceptEulas

To upgrade :

software-packages install


shutdown reboot –r Patching

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