With the release of vCenter 6.5.0b  comes a nest of improvements and fixes to the platform:

  • HTML5 Client Updates
  • vCenter SSO Issues
  • Security Issues
  • Bacukup Issues
  • HA statistics bugfix

To get your vCenter server updated to the latest, download the patch here:


Select VC from the dropdown and look for





Now, simply upload the ISO to your datastore and proceed with VMWare’s recommended steps. I performed the below over SSH:

  1. Attach VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance- file to vCenter Server Appliance.
  2. Go to command prompt and run the commands given below:
    1. To stage ISO:
      software-packages stage --iso
    2. To see  the staged content:
      software-packages list --staged
    3. To  install the staged rpms:
      software-packages install --staged


When the upgrade was finished, I was presented a message:


[2017-03-21T14:37:13.080] : Packages upgraded successfully
Reboot is required to complete the installation.


And that’s it! Enjoy the improvements and bugfixes.

1 Comment

albertwt · September 18, 2017 at 8:57 pm

Thanks for sharing the article Tyler.
Would it be possible to share some article to configure the current stand alone into VCenter VCSA 6.5 HA ?

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