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VMware: “Failed to read the upgrade package metadata.xml” upgrading to ESXi 4.1

July 15th, 2010 24 comments

I was upgrading my ESXi 4.0 Update 2 host to ESXi 4.1 with “VMware vSphere Host Update Utility”, I downloaded the “ESXi 4.1 (upgrade ZIP from ESXi 4.0)” file and selected this package to upgrade the host. After validating the upgrade package I received this error:

Failed to read the upgrade package metadata: Could not find file metadata.xml

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I’ve checked the MD5 checksum.. it was correct.. I downloaded again the upgrade package from the VMware site.. still this warning..

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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VMware: Patching your ESXi host without vCenter

July 14th, 2010 4 comments

I was wondering how to patch my ESXi host in my test environment without VMware vCenter.. it was really easy! Use the “VMware vSphere Host Update Utility” to install the patches… how to:

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– Your ESXi host must turned on ^

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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