Enforce IP filtering on ESXi

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My ESXi is provided by and accessible from Internet. Reading the VMware documentation, one can see: ESXi includes a firewall that is enabled by default. At installation time, the ESXi firewall is configured to block incoming and outgoing traffic, except traffic for services that are enabled in the host’s security profile. But the default security profile is way too loose! So here’s how to harden it a bit.

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Upgrade VMware ESXi 6.5 to 6.7 using the esxcli console tool

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I decided to run VMware ESXi on my Online/Scaleway Start-2-L server. Using the installer, you can “only” get ESXi 6.5.0d (64BITS). So here’s how to upgrade to 6.7.

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Upgrade ESXi from 5.0 to 5.1 without vCenter or Update Manager

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Following the idea that ESXi can be updated without vCenter or Update Manager , I upgraded my ESXi from 5.0 to 5.1. As I don’t own a vCenter, I did it using the console and esxcli.

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Update ESXi v5 without vCenter or Update Manager

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This is just a quick note so that I can remember later on how to update my standalone ESXi v5 from the CLI.

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