VMware: Updating vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 to Update 1


Current build VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0 2776510, vSphere client 6.0.0 2741530


Note: Supported upgrade paths to VCSA 6.0 U1 include from 5.1 U3 & 5.5.

While on the topic of upgrades, 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.


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 command
    To mount ISO and accept EULA:

software-packages stage –iso –acceptEulas



To stage ISO:

software-packages install –iso



To see  the staged content:

software-packages list –staged



To  install the staged rpms:

software-packages install –staged



shutdown reboot –r patching





New buildnumber: VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0 3018523


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  1. Hi,

    I’m failing to update VCSA 6.

    I’m trying to update vcsa 6, but it won’t.
    screen output:

    Command> software-packages stage –iso
    [2016-02-14T20:46:47.045] : Packages already staged.
    [2016-02-14T20:46:47.045] : Run software-packages list OR software-packages install to continue
    [2016-02-14T20:46:47.045] : Run software-packages unstage to delete old staged packages
    Command> software-packages unstage
    [2016-02-14T20:46:57.045] : Unstage operation completed successfully
    Command> software-packages stage –iso
    [2016-02-14T20:47:01.045] : Staging software update packages from ISO
    [2016-02-14T20:47:01.045] : ISO mounted successfully
    [2016-02-14 20:47:01,364] : Running pre-stage script…..
    [2016-02-14T20:47:02.045] : Verifying staging area
    [2016-02-14T20:47:02.045] : Validating software update payload
    [2016-02-14T20:47:02.045] : Validation successful

    Command> software-packages list –staged
    [2016-02-14T20:48:39.045] :
    category: security
    kb: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2111640
    vendor: VMware, Inc.
    name: VC-6.0.0a-Appliance-FP
    tags: [u”]
    productname: VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance
    releasedate: April 9, 2015
    buildnumber: 2656759
    rebootrequired: True
    summary: Patch for VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0
    severity: critical

    Command> software-packages install –staged
    [2016-02-14 20:49:06,957] : Running test transaction ….
    [2016-02-14T20:49:07.045] : Installation process failed

    anyone any idea?

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