VMware ESXI Upgrade Path Notes

upgrades and a few network connected rack replacement. We tend to were running few VMware esxi five.0 servers alongside vcenter five.0. To upgrade all servers with six.5, we tend to follows below path.

Added new six.5v Vcenter * recommended*
[OR upgrade existing five’s Vcenter to six.5 VC]
Now Upgrade every esxi server to five.5 one by one
Now Upgrade every esxi server to six.5 one by one
Now add all esxi servers into new VC six.5 & all Done
I had the esxi ISO in CD, thus I closedown the all VM guests, and then …

Rebooted the esxi server from the ESXI ISO CD
It motorcar observe the antecedently install esxi, and that i simply selected UPGRADE
& everything went swimmingly.

VIB error once upgrade from five.5 to 6.5

When I tried to upgrade from five.5 to 6.5 it gave some VIB errors as showed within the image higher than. (It was enamored nokia 3310 🙂

To resolve conflicting VIB, I enabled SSH on the esxi host, logged in via ssh, and issueed following

  ~ # esxcli software vib list |grep Broad
 brcm 550.2.5.11-000000 Broadcom VMwareAccepted 2018-05-26
 misc-cnic-register 1.78.75.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 Broadcom VMwareCertified 2018-05-26
 net-bnx2 2.2.4f.v55.3-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 Broadcom VMwareCertified 2018-05-26
 net-bnx2x 1.78.80.v55.3-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 Broadcom VMwareCertified 2018-05-26
 net-cnic 1.78.76.v55.7-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 Broadcom VMwareCertified 2018-05-26
 net-tg3 3.135b.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 Broadcom VMwareCertified 2018-05-26
 scsi-bnx2fc 1.78.76.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 Broadcom VMwareCertified 2018-05-26
 scsi-bnx2i 2.78.76.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 Broadcom VMwareCertified 2018-05-26
 # In my case the conflicting driver was net-bnx2x so I just removed it using below command,
 ~ # esxcli software vib remove -n net-bnx2x

Data store Conflicts with associate degree existing datacenter that has identical uniform resource locator:

When I removed one esxi from the VC six.5 & and tried to feature it once more, it gave following error

After review, it came to my information that one among guest from another esxi server is mistreatment this information store , I merely moves this to a different esxi, then the host got other with success 

Asad Mukhtar

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