vmware upgrade 6.5 alerted for removal of VIBS

I had ran this command: esxcli software profile install -p ESXi-6.5.0-20171004001-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODU to upgrade to the latest version of 6.5 vmware ESXi and I got this message: [Exception] You attempted to install an image profile which would have resulted in the removal of VIBs [‘HPE_bootbank_hpe-cru_650.6.5.8.24-1.4240417’, ‘HPE_bootbank_hponcfg_6.0.0.4.4-2.4.2494585’, ‘HPE_bootbank_scsi-hpvsa_5.5.0.102-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820’, ‘HPE_bootbank_hpe-esxi-fc-enablement_650.2.6.10-4240417’, ‘HPE_bootbank_hptestevent_6.0.0.01-01.00.5.2494585’, ‘HPE_bootbank_hpe-ilo_650.10.0.1-24.4240417’, ‘HPE_bootbank_ssacli_2.65.7.0-6.5.0.4240417’, ‘HPE_bootbank_hpbootcfg_6.0.0.02-02.00.6.2494585’, ‘HPE_bootbank_hpe-smx-provider_650.03.11.00.17-4240417’, ‘HPE_bootbank_amshelper_650.10.6.0-24.4240417’, ...

vmware 6.5 upgrade failed with no space left on device

I was running the upgrade on my HP microserver Gen 8 ESXi host, and it threw an error: [root@esx1:~] esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20171004001-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODU CTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml [InstallationError] [Errno 28] No space left on device vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-0.23.5969300 Please refer to the log file for more details. [root@esx1:~] I ended up having to install ...

Apply ESXi 5.5 Update 2 via cli

With Mike’s excellent post, I was able to update my esxi install from Update 1 to Update 2 via the command line. Summary: esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient esxcli software profile update -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml -p ESXi-5.5.0-20140902001-standard esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient reboot To get the list of ...