How to Upgrade VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 to 6.7

In this article, we will examine how to download the ISO file when a new version is released for the VMware vSphere server system and how to update ESXi with this image file.

How to Upgrade VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 to 6.7

How to Upgrade vSphere ESXi 6.5 to 6.7

If you are using an older version of VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi, you may not be able to upgrade directly to ESXi 6.7. The following versions are required to update your existing building to vSphere 6.7 version.

  • 6.0.0
  • 6.0.0 U1
  • 6.0.0 U2
  • 6.0.0 U3
  • 6.5.0

If you are using one of the VMware vSphere versions mentioned above, you can upgrade your system directly to 6.7.

To upgrade VMware vSphere 5.5 to 6.7, you must first upgrade your building to 6.0.

NOTE: You can update the VMware vSphere ESXi 6.7U1 version to 6.7U2 by following the steps in this article.

How to Update VMware Hypervisor ESXi 6.5 to 6.7 using ISO

To update the VMware Hypervisor ESXi server running on a physical disk on VMware Workstation using an ISO file, follow the instructions below.

   Step 1

You can see from the image below that the existing ESXi server is version 6.5. Now, to upgrade VMware ESXi 6.5 to 6.7, first, download the VMware ESXi ISO file to your computer and burn the ISO file to CD/DVD or Flash Memory.

Insert your setup media on your server and restart your system.

ESXi Version

   Step 2

From the Boot menu, select CD/DVD-ROM or USB Flash Drive and press Enter.

Booting ESXi Server

   Step 3

Press Enter on the 6.7.0-8169922-standard Installer option.

ESXi-6.7.0-8169922-standard Installer

   Step 4

Wait while the 6.7 installation is starting.

Starting to Install vSphere ESXi

   Step 5

At the Welcome to the installation screen, press Enter to continue.

Welcome to the VMware ESXi 6.7.0 Installation

   Step 6

Press F11 to accept the license agreement.

ESXi License Agreement

   Step 7

To learn about the system to be updated to 6.7, press F1 and check for the existing ESXi version.

ESXi Server Disk Details

   Step 8

Select the disk to install the 6.7 version and press Enter.

Selecting a Disk to Install the ESXi

   Step 9

This is the most important step to update your Server. As you can see in the image below, there is an Upgrade option to update your existing architecture.

To upgrade 6.5 to 6.7, select Upgrade ESXi, preserve VMFS datastore, and press Enter.

Upgrade ESXi, preserve VMFS datastore

   Step 10

Press F11 (Upgrade) to start the update process.


   Step 11

Wait while updating your current infrastructure to 6.7.

Upgrading Server

   Step 12

Before you restart your server, press the Enter key the Remove the installation media before rebooting option.

Remove the installation media before rebooting

   Step 13

After successfully updating ESXi 6.5 to 6.7, open your web browser to connect to your server with the IP address assigned by DHCP.

ESXi 6.7.0

   Step 14

On the login screen, type your username and password that you created previously, and then click the Log In button.

Login Server

   Step 15

Once you have connected to your server, you can also check the version from Help / About.

Checking ESXi Version


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   Final Word

In this article, we have reviewed step by step how to update VMware ESXi you are using to the latest version. After updating the 6.5, we have checked its version by connecting to the server. Thanks for following us!

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