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Reverting to a previous version of ESXi (1033604)

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Purpose

You can revert to a previous version or build of ESXi using the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI). 

Resolution


To revert to a previous version of ESXi:
 
Notes
  1. In the console screen of the ESXi host, press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to see the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) screen.
  2. 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 will see the warning:

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

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

Tags

roll back host, reverting previous ESXi, downgrade esxi 6 to 5.5

Keywords

roll back host reverting previous ESXi

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Update History

09/18/2012 - Added link to article 1031240 07/19/2013 - Added ESXi 5.1 to Product Versions. 10/31/2013 - Added ESXi 5.5 to Product Versions. 01/16/2017 – Added a video to revert to a previous version of ESXi.

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