Saturday, 3 December 2016

How to update or install drivers on VMware ESXi Host 6.0?

Or, Installing or updating drivers on VMware ESXi Host 6.0.

Steps:
Create a dedicated folder in any of the free Datastore to copy the driver’s files.  In my case, I have created a folder ‘ESXiDUpdate’ in Datastore ‘DC8’ and copied the driver’s files here.










Take any of the ESXi Host in maintenance mode > Enable SSH and access the host using Putty > Login with root credentials.









Navigate to the Datastore and Drivers files. In My case, I executed following command sequentially:
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#pwd
#cd /vmfs/volumes/DC8/ESXiDUpdate/
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Now run below command with full path of the driver file. Driver file name in marked in yellow. Make sure you replace this section with the file name you want to be there.
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#esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/DC8/ESXiDUpdate/scsi-fnic_1.6.0.28-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585.vib --no-sig-check
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Wait for driver update to be completed.





Note: You must take a reboot of the server upon successful completion of driver update.

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