Upgrade Standalone ESXi 7.0 to 7.0b

 Check ESXi version:

Check on https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch if there are new patches

There is a new patch (7.0b), download it

After download upload file to ESXi host

Create a SSH connection to ESXi Host

Put in maintenance mode

esxcli system maintenanceMode set --enable true

Update Host 

esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/5ed278ae-6001ab57-ac5b-1c697a61ab69/ISO/VMware-ESXi-7.0b-16324942-depot.zip

and finally

After reboot the version is:
exit to maintenance mode….

or update from internet

esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-7.0b-16324942-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

Upgrade Standalone ESXi 7.0 to 7.0b

Azure Load Balancer Change SKU (Basic to Standard)

For increise SLA  I need to change Azure LoadBalancer SKU,

Azure LB Basic don’t have SLA, different is for Standard SKU. 

Don’t is possibile to change the sku with a upgrade, the only solution is create a new LoadBalancer (Standard)  e  configure it with the configuration of old LoadBalancer (Basic).

Luckily Microsoft have release a procedure for made it. 


We need check if our LoadBalancer is Public or Internal (No Outbound or With Outbound)

For any choose we have a script to use. Very easy. 

What are the steps of the script?

1- Save and change (with new free IPs) the frontend IPs of Basic LoadBalancer (the script support only 5 Frontend IPs, for more IPs you manually pass the IPs)

2- Create a new Standard LoadBalancer with the configuration of basic loadbalancer  (Frontend IP, Probe ecc..)

3- Migrate the backend pool 

In my upgrade we have been  a ten minutes of downtime.

Azure Load Balancer Change SKU (Basic to Standard)