For troubleshooting purposes, you can download an ESXi component of the I/O filter, packaged as a VIB file, and install it on the ESXi host. Use the esxcli command to install the VIB file.


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. Install the VIBs by running the following command:
    esxcli software vib install --depot path_to_VMware_vib_ZIP_file

    Options for the install command allow you to perform a dry run, specify a specific VIB, bypass acceptance-level verification, and so on. Do not bypass verification on production systems. See the vSphere Command-Line Interface Reference documentation.

  2. Verify that the VIBs are installed on your ESXi host.
    esxcli software vib list