How to patch ESXi without an access to the VMware-ESXi-6.0.0-2494585 by command line.

 Connect to your ESXi with vSphere client and if necessary, enable SSH by going to configuration > security profile > properties > ssh and start the SSH service.

Step 1: Connect via putty, enter your root login and password and enter this single line (actually two:

This one to enable the https client on the firewall first:

esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpsClient


And then this one (which will need some time to download the bits from VMware Online depot):

esxcli software profile update -d -p ESXi-6.0.0-20150404001-standard

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