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Installing IBM Customizable ESXi Patches 2870

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Installing IBM Customizable ESXi Patches
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:46:07 AM »
All,

We updated our ESXi nodes to the latest ESXi 5.1 patch this morning and since the readme directions are confusing and don't work as directed I thought I would give a quick outline of what to do to workaround the issues you will see if you follow the readme.

1) First you must UNZIP the package and located the .zip file associated to your ESXi version (in this case ESXi 5.1).
2) Next SCP your .zip file to the /tmp directory on your ESXi node.
3) SSH to your ESXi node as root and create a new directory in /tmp called /tmp/<install package>
4) Now unzip your .zip file as seen below into your new directory.

/tmp # unzip IBM_ESXi5.1_Patch8_20131205.zip -d /tmp/IBM_ESXi5.1_Patch8_20131205
Archive:  IBM_ESXi5.1_Patch8_20131205.zip
  inflating: index.xml
  inflating: vendor-index.xml
  inflating: metadata.zip
  inflating: QLogic_bootbank_provider-cna_1.5.4-469512.vib
  inflating: IBM_bootbank_soibms_500-ESXI04ACN.vib
  inflating: IBM_bootbank_fupb_5.1-8.600.vib
  inflating: LSI_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.600.61.00.1vmw-1OEM.500.0.0.472560.vib
  inflating: IBM_bootbank_hwckvm_500-ESXI04ACN.vib
  inflating: Emulex_bootbank_emulex-cim-provider_3.8.21.1-01.vib
  inflating: IBM_bootbank_concretejob_500-2ACE20EUS.vib
  inflating: Emulex_bootbank_ima-be2iscsi_4.6.142.2-1OEM.500.0.0.472629.vib
  inflating: LSI_bootbank_lsiprovider_500.04.V0.38-0006.vib
  inflating: Broadcom_bootbank_brcm_500.2.0.3-000000.vib
  inflating: IBM_bootbank_pciinfo_500-ESXI05ACN.vib
  inflating: VMware_bootbank_brcmfwup_500-2.00.20130305.vib
  inflating: qlogic_bootbank_scsi-qla2xxx_934.5.6.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560.vib
  inflating: IBM_bootbank_immpassthru_500-2ACE20FUS.vib
  inflating: IBM_bootbank_fwupdate_500-2ACE20EUS.vib
  inflating: IBM_bootbank_filetrans_500-2ACE20EUS.vib
  inflating: vmware_bootbank_ilfu_500-1.01.20131022.vib
  inflating: QLogic_bootbank_net-qlcnic_5.0.750-1OEM.500.0.0.472560.vib
  inflating: Emulex_bootbank_net-be2net_4.6.142.10-1OEM.510.0.0.802205.vib
  inflating: Emulex_bootbank_scsi-be2iscsi_4.6.142.2-1OEM.500.0.0.472629.vib

5) Now run the command as shown in the readme (WITHOUT the .zip) pointing to your new unzipped directory.

/tmp/IBM_ESXi5.1_Patch8_20131205 # esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/IBM_ESXi5.1_Patch8_20131205
Installation Result
   Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
   Reboot Required: true
   VIBs Installed: Emulex_bootbank_emulex-cim-provider_3.8.21.1-01, IBM_bootbank_concretejob_500-2ACE20EUS, IBM_bootbank_filetrans_500-2ACE20EUS, IBM_bootbank_fupb_5.1-8.600, IBM_bootbank_fwupdate_500-2ACE20EUS, IBM_bootbank_immpassthru_500-2ACE20FUS, LSI_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.600.61.00.1vmw-1OEM.500.0.0.472560, QLogic_bootbank_provider-cna_1.5.4-469512, vmware_bootbank_ilfu_500-1.01.20131022
   VIBs Removed: Emulex_bootbank_emulex-cim-provider_3.8.15.1-01, IBM_bootbank_concretejob_500-2ACE19BUS, IBM_bootbank_filetrans_500-2ACE19BUS, IBM_bootbank_fupb_5.1-7.450, IBM_bootbank_fwupdate_500-2ACE19BUS, IBM_bootbank_immpassthru_500-2ACE19BUS, QLogic_bootbank_provider-cna_1.4.7-469512, QLogic_bootbank_provider-fchba_1.3.14-469512, VMware_bootbank_ilfu_500-1.01.20130201, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_5.34-4vmw.510.0.0.799733
   VIBs Skipped: Broadcom_bootbank_brcm_500.2.0.3-000000, Emulex_bootbank_ima-be2iscsi_4.6.142.2-1OEM.500.0.0.472629, Emulex_bootbank_net-be2net_4.6.142.10-1OEM.510.0.0.802205, Emulex_bootbank_scsi-be2iscsi_4.6.142.2-1OEM.500.0.0.472629, IBM_bootbank_hwckvm_500-ESXI04ACN, IBM_bootbank_pciinfo_500-ESXI05ACN, IBM_bootbank_soibms_500-ESXI04ACN, LSI_bootbank_lsiprovider_500.04.V0.38-0006, QLogic_bootbank_net-qlcnic_5.0.750-1OEM.500.0.0.472560, VMware_bootbank_brcmfwup_500-2.00.20130305, qlogic_bootbank_scsi-qla2xxx_934.5.6.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560

6) Now reboot your server.

/tmp/IBM_ESXi5.1_Patch8_20131205 # reboot