Upgrading vCSA 6.0 to 6.0U1 without VAMI

Quick post here on updating your vCSA 6.0 in what I believe to be the fastest way to update your vCSA installation. The VAMI that comes with vCSA is a great little tool but I find it to be hit or miss at times so I wanted to find a more reliable and visible way to upgrade. Behold the baked in software-packages tool via SSH!

1) Go to https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch#search and search for the latest VC patches and download
2) Upload to a datastore visible by your vCSA
3) Attach *.iso to the vCSA VM
4) SSH into the vCSA with your root credentials
5) Run software-packages install –iso –acceptEulas and wait for the update to finish, it should look like:

6) Reboot vCSA via shutdown reboot -r updating and rejoice!

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