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


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.


  1. Upgrade to a new plug-in version:
    esxcli 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 software vib list
  3. Reboot the host.