You can change the host acceptance level to match the acceptance level for a VIB or image profile that you want to install. The acceptance level of all VIBs on a host must be at least as high as the host acceptance level.

About this task

Use this procedure to determine the acceptance levels of the host and the VIB or image profile to install, and to change the acceptance level of the host, if necessary for the update.

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.

Prerequisites

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. Retrieve the acceptance level for the VIB or image profile.

    Option

    Description

    List information for all VIBs

    esxcli --server=server_name software sources vib list --depot=depot_URL

    List information for a specified VIB

    esxcli --server=server_name software sources vib list --viburl=vib_URL

    List information for all image profiles

    esxcli --server=server_name software sources profile list --depot=depot_URL

    List information for a specified image profile

    esxcli --server=server_name software sources profile get --depot=depot_URL --profile=profile_name

  2. Retrieve the host acceptance level.

    esxcli --server=server_name software acceptance get

  3. (Optional) : If the acceptance level of the VIB is more restrictive than the acceptance level of the host, change the acceptance level of the host.

    esxcli --server=server_name software acceptance set --level=acceptance_level

    The acceptance_level can be VMwareCertified, VMwareAccepted, PartnerSupported, or CommunitySupported. The values for acceptance_level are case-sensitive.

    Note:

    You can use the --force option for the esxcli software vib or esxcli software profile command to add a VIB or image profile with a lower acceptance level than the host. A warning will appear. Because your setup is no longer consistent, the warning is repeated when you install VIBs, remove VIBs, and perform certain other operations on the host.