I have upgraded to a higher build # than intended to. I am trying to use this command in conjunction with the –allow-downgrades parameter to make it work, but nothing I try works.
Each time I try it I get various errors. Can you tell me what I might be doing wrong? Keep in mind, I’m trying to downgrade to: (Somehow I ended up at build # 16316930)
For example, I found this on a blog:
Put host in Maintenance Mode
1. Run this Command
# esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
2. Run this Command (I’ve tried so many variations – but I keep getting errors)
#esxcli software profile update -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml -p ESXi-6.7.0-20191201001-standard –allow-downgrades
4. Reconfigure the Firewall:
# esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient
This is based on VMware ESXi 6.7, Patch Release ESXi670-201912001
I really don’t want to re-install the OS. If anyone can help me, I’d be grateful.
Thank you in advance! If you know a different or alternative way to achieve this, please do share.