VMware Quick Tip: Installing a VIB

Usually you use VMware Update Manager to install VIB’s such as Dell’s Open Manage.  You can also SSH into a host and use ESXCLI.

First upload the Offline .Zip file to your datastore.  Then you will need to find the mount point.

esxcli storage filesysem list

Now that you install the VIB.

esxcli software vib install -d “/vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName/PatchName.zip

Now verify

esxcli software vib list


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