UPDATE: How to update ESXi from online repository

UPDATEHP has changed the URL of their online repository. I have adjusted the post accordingly.

Here is a way how to install patches using esxcli directly on the ESXi host from an online repository

I found a great side about the available patches including commands to install them.

https://esxi-patches.v-front.de/

Example host: HP Microserver Gen8

Get a list of all available updates

esxcli software sources profile list -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

Example output:

[root@micro-gen8:~] esxcli software sources profile list -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
Name                              Vendor        Acceptance Level
--------------------------------  ------------  ----------------
ESXi-5.1.0-20140102001-standard   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.0.0-20120904001-no-tools   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.0.0-20130504001-standard   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20140704001-standard   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.0.0-20140704001-no-tools   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.1.0-20141004001-standard   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.1.0-20141202001-standard   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.0.0-20111104001-standard   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.0.0-20131001001s-standard  VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-no-tools   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.1.0-20150304001-no-tools   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.1.0-20141202001-no-tools   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.1.0-20130701001s-standard  VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20140604001-standard   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-6.0.0-20151104001-standard   VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.1.0-20141201001s-standard  VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported