3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2016 4:46 AM by peetz

    Export-EsxImageProfile fails with error "VibSign module missing"

    peetz Master
    vExpertUser Moderators

      Hi all,

      I get more and more reports from the users of my ESXi-Customizer-PS script that they run into errors with the latest release 6.3 R1 of PowerCLI.

      With one of them I confirmed that the issue is not specific to my script, but also occurs after manually running commands like these:


      Add-ESXSoftwareDepot "https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml"

      Add-ESXSoftwareDepot "https://vibsdepot.v-front.de"

      $CloneIP = Get-EsxImageProfile "ESXi-6.0.0-20160302001-standard"

      $MyProfile = New-EsxImageprofile -CloneProfile $CloneIP -Vendor $CloneIP.Vendor -Name ($CloneIP.Name + "-customized") -Description ($CloneIP.Description + " (customized)")

      $vib = Get-EsxSoftwarePackage "net-atl1"

      $MyProfile.AcceptanceLevel = $vib.AcceptanceLevel

      Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -SoftwarePackage $vib -Imageprofile $MyProfile

      $outfile = (Get-ChildItem env:temp).Value + "\" + $MyProfile.Name + ".iso"

      "Exporting to $outfile"

      Export-EsxImageprofile -Imageprofile $MyProfile.Name -ExportToISO -FilePath $outfile


      The Export-EsxImageProfile command throws the error

         Cannot instantiate 'certified' policy: VibSign module missing.


      Unfortunately I cannot reproduce this error myself, but I got reports of at least three different users experiencing this issue.

      Can anyone of the developers jump in and explain, what this error means, or how to troubleshoot it?