Upgrade hardware acceleration NAS plug-ins on your host when a storage vendor releases a new plug-in version.

About this task

In the procedure, --server=server_name specifies the target server. The specified target 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.

Prerequisites

This topic discusses how to update a VIB package using the esxcli command. For more details, see the vSphere Upgrade documentation.

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.

Procedure

  1. Upgrade to a new plug-in version:

    esxcli --server=server_name software vib update -v|--viburl=URL

    The URL specifies the URL to the VIB package to update. http:, https:, ftp:, and file: are supported.

  2. Verify that the correct version is installed:

    esxcli --server=server_name software vib list

  3. Reboot the host.