VMware Upgrade Question

Hey Guys, first time working with VMware installed on Nutanix.  I am getting ready to install 7.0.2u, but I need some clarification first.

I am unable to find the correct Customized Dell Binaries for 7.0.2u from VMware. Even reached out to support and they are no help.  Every other version I can get the binaries for. 

Anyway I am just wondering is it required for me to use the 1 click upgrade in Nutanix to update my ESXi hosts or can I use update manager in vCenter?


Best answer by Nick.Barber 31 May 2022, 14:48

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Hi @Nick.Barber 

Customized ISO’s should be downloaded from the VMware download site (customerconnect). What build number is with 7.0.2u? See Build numbers and versions of VMware ESXi/ESX (2143832)

You can use the Update Manager in VMware, but I don’t think you can perform a rolling upgrade and should manually configure a node and cvm to be in maintenance mode.

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Hi @Nick.Barber 

You can use both methods. But, I recommend you to do this on AOS. You can manage maintenance mode processes of CVM’s much more easily. If you have any questions you want to ask, I would love to help.

Hey @DarrylO 

Here is the link to the document that I plan on using.

AOS 6.0 - Upgrading ESXi Hosts by Uploading Binary and Metadata Files ( I have not had time to do the upgrade yet, but it looks pretty easy to do.

Thanks for the reply’s I was able to find the binaries on Dell’s site for version 7.0.2u.  I have not attempted the upgrade, but will shortly.

Thanks again for your help on on this.


I’m about to do the same on HPE hardware.  Going from 6x to 7.x  (I thought 7.0.2 was pulled due to many issues?)

I plan on using VMware LCM, but want to have a Plan B.

Where is the doc for managing a Hypervisor upgrade through Nutanix LCM.

I found a KB about updating the whitelist, but not about executing the upgrade.



Thanks! They’re a little behind on the Whitelists.  For HPE DX they’re only at 7.0.0 u3c for the latest.