In early February VMware release the first update to ESXi 4.1. ESXi 4.1 Update 1 includes additonal drivers, and OS support for RHEL 6 (among others). Also there are a number of bug fixes delivered like random failures on bnx2x nic (yikes). See the entire list below.
Patching ESXi via the VCLI is pretty simple. Below are the steps that i tool to update.
- Download the Patch here
- Make sure that your host is in maintenance mode using the following command (vicfg-hostops --server esx30.atlnp1 -operation info)
- Install Patch (vihostupdate --server <hostname> --install --bundle update-from-esxi4.1-4.1_update01.zip)
- Wait a bit
You can verify that the patch installed correctly with the command below
vihostupdate --server <hostname> --query
Look for the line below...
ESXi410-Update01 2011-03-23T18:09:05 VMware ESXi 4.1 Complete Update 1