After adding custom packages, you might decide to remove them. One way to remove custom packages is to use the service console and the esxupdate command.

Do not remove bulletins that are VMware patches or updates.

For detailed information about the esxupdate command, see the Patch Management Guide.

Before you remove a custom package, shut down or migrate running virtual machines off of the ESX host.


Open the ESX service console.


Run the esxupdate query command to display a list of the installed bulletins.


Run esxupdate -b <bulletinID> remove command, where <bulletinID> is the bulletin for the extension to remove.

The specified custom package is removed.