You can use ESXi Image Builder CLI to create ESXi installation images with a customized set of updates, patches, and drivers.

ESXi Image Builder CLI is a PowerShell CLI command set that you can use to create an ESXi installation image with a customized set of ESXi updates and patches. You can also include third-party network or storage drivers that are released between vSphere releases.

You can deploy an ESXi image created with Image Builder in either of the following ways:

By burning it to an installation DVD.

Through vCenter Server, using the Auto Deploy feature.

See Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI and Installing ESXi Using vSphere Auto Deploy.