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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Reverting to a previous version of ESXi (1033604)


This article provides steps to revert to a previous version of ESXi.


To revert to a previous version of ESXi:
  • Back up your configuration data before making any changes.
  • Altbootbank is overwritten with a copy of bootbank every 60 minutes.
  1. In the console screen of the ESXi host, press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to see the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) screen.
  2. In the DCUI screen, press F12 to view the shutdown options for the ESXi host.
  3. Press F11 to reboot.
  4. When the Hypervisor progress bar starts loading, press Shift+R. You see a pop-up with a warning:

    Current hypervisor will permanently be replaced
    with build: X.X.X-XXXXXX. Are you sure? [Y/n]

  5. Press Shift+Y to roll back the build.
  6. Press Enter to boot.