You can use the --rebooting-image option to list the VIBs and profiles that are installed on the host and will be active after the next host reboot.

About this task

When you specify a target server by using --server=server_name, the server prompts you for a user name and password. Other connection options, such as a configuration file or session file, are supported. For a list of connection options, see Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces, or run esxcli --help at the vCLI command prompt.


Install vCLI or deploy the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual machine. See Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces. For troubleshooting, run esxcli commands in the ESXi Shell.


  1. Enter one of the following commands.



    For VIBs

    esxcli --server=server_name software vib list --rebooting-image

    For Profiles

    esxcli --server=server_name software profile get --rebooting-image

  2. Review the output that is returned.

    The output displays information for the ESXi image that will become active after the next reboot. If the pending-reboot image has not been created, the output returns nothing.