People have been asking for a patched ESX 5.5 / 5.5 U1 ISO / installer / upgrade CD.
A patched ISO is useful for new patched deployments and upgrades and patching without VUM or command line.
The good news is you can create your own patched ESX ISO 5.5 / 5.5 U1 in about 2 minutes.
Download & Install the latest vSphere PowerCLI https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/get-download?downloadGroup=PCLI550R2
Download the ESX 5.5 or 5.5 U1 Patch https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch#search
ESXi 5.5 U1 ESXi ESXi550-201404401 http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2076121
ESXi 5.5 ESXi ESXi550-201404420 http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2076589
Run the vSphere PowerCli
Get-EsxImageProfile | select Name
“The command above will show the ESXi images ie Standard or no-tools”
Export-EsxImageProfile ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-standard -ExportToISO -FilePath C:\Downloads\ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-standard.iso
Your new ISO will compile and you are ready for new install patched install or upgrade to patch your host.
Creating an ISO Image from a VMware Patch File – Kyle Gleed
PowerCLI Initialize Error
* If you get an error about powerclientenvironment.ps1 cannot be loaded
Run as administrator and run Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
Answer Yes and you should be good