How to update ESXi 7.0 to 7.0 U1b

Why would anyone want to update to a minor revision from a perfectly working version? All versions prior to this minor revision required some every boot “hacking” of the ethernet driver if you also want to run a USB NIC, which is very handy when you’re using a NIC and want a second interface.

Enable SSH.

Enter Maintenance Mode.

esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-7.0U1b-17168206-standard -d