How to – rollback/revert to a previous ESXi version

If you have to rollback/revert your ESXi host to a previous version, just perform the following steps:

  • connect to the console of your ESXi host (eg. using ILO,…)
  • reboot the ESXi host
  • when ESXi starts to load, press Shift + R (you will see a notice about this possibility on the bottom right oft he screen)
  • the following information will appear:

rollback esxi

  • press „Y“ to rollback ESXi to the previous version

The host will perform a reboot and then it starts with the previous build.

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