1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 12, 2019 11:05 AM by ryanrpatel

    Error in Scripted Upgrade from ESXi6.0 to ESXi6.5

    iosman123 Lurker

      Hello,

       

      I am trying a scripted upgrade from esxi 6.0 to esxi 6.5 on a remote disk (FC LUN) using iPXE server.

      Seeing this issue “upgrade –firstdisk specified, but no suitable disk was found”.

      However fresh “install” of esxi 6.5 works fine in the same environment with out any issues.  Please let me know if I am missing something in the upgrade part.

       

      Below is the ks.cfg

      [root@localhost tftpboot]# cat /var/www/html/ks_mirror/ESX65/ks.cfg

      ##

      # Basic install options

      ##

      vmaccepteula

      rootpw pass123

      reboot

      #install --firstdisk --overwritevmfs

      upgrade  --firstdisk

      network --bootproto=dhcp

      %firstboot --interpreter=busybox

      esxcli network firewall unload

      vim-cmd hostsvc/enable_ssh

      vim-cmd hostsvc/start_ssh

      vim-cmd hostsvc/enable_esx_shell

      vim-cmd hostsvc/start_esx_shell

      [root@localhost tftpboot]#

       

      Boot.cfg

      [root@localhost tftpboot]# cat ESX-6.5/boot.cfg

      bootstate=0

      title=Loading ESXi installer

      prefix=tftp://10.235.0.12/ESX-6.5/

      timeout=5

      kernel=tboot.b00

      kernelopt=runweasel prefervmklinux=TRUE formatwithmbr ks=http://10.235.0.12/ks_mirror/ESX65/ks.cfg

      modules=b.b00 --- jumpstrt.gz --- useropts.gz --- features.gz --- k.b00 --- chardevs.b00 --- a.b00 --- user.b00 --- uc_intel.b00 --- uc_amd.b00 --- sb.v00 --- s.v00 --- ata_liba.v00 --- ata_pata.v00 --- ata_pata.v01 --- ata_pata.v02 --- ata_pata.v03 --- ata_pata.v04 --- ata_pata.v05 --- ata_pata.v06 --- ata_pata.v07 --- block_cc.v00 --- char_ran.v00 --- ehci_ehc.v00 --- elxnet.v00 --- hid_hid.v00 --- i40en.v00 --- igbn.v00 --- ima_qla4.v00 --- ipmi_ipm.v00 --- ipmi_ipm.v01 --- ipmi_ipm.v02 --- ixgben.v00 --- lpfc.v00 --- lsi_mr3.v00 --- lsi_msgp.v00 --- lsi_msgp.v01 --- misc_cni.v00 --- misc_dri.v00 --- mtip32xx.v00 --- ne1000.v00 --- nenic.v00 --- net_bnx2.v00 --- net_bnx2.v01 --- net_cdc_.v00 --- net_cnic.v00 --- net_e100.v00 --- net_e100.v01 --- net_enic.v00 --- net_fcoe.v00 --- net_forc.v00 --- net_igb.v00 --- net_ixgb.v00 --- net_libf.v00 --- net_mlx4.v00 --- net_mlx4.v01 --- net_nx_n.v00 --- net_tg3.v00 --- net_usbn.v00 --- net_vmxn.v00 --- nhpsa.v00 --- nmlx4_co.v00 --- nmlx4_en.v00 --- nmlx4_rd.v00 --- nmlx5_co.v00 --- ntg3.v00 --- nvme.v00 --- nvmxnet3.v00 --- ohci_usb.v00 --- pvscsi.v00 --- qedentv.v00 --- qfle3.v00 --- qflge.v00 --- qlnative.v00 --- sata_ahc.v00 --- sata_ata.v00 --- sata_sat.v00 --- sata_sat.v01 --- sata_sat.v02 --- sata_sat.v03 --- sata_sat.v04 --- scsi_aac.v00 --- scsi_adp.v00 --- scsi_aic.v00 --- scsi_bnx.v00 --- scsi_bnx.v01 --- scsi_fni.v00 --- scsi_hps.v00 --- scsi_ips.v00 --- scsi_isc.v00 --- scsi_lib.v00 --- scsi_meg.v00 --- scsi_meg.v01 --- scsi_meg.v02 --- scsi_mpt.v00 --- scsi_mpt.v01 --- scsi_mpt.v02 --- scsi_qla.v00 --- shim_isc.v00 --- shim_isc.v01 --- shim_lib.v00 --- shim_lib.v01 --- shim_lib.v02 --- shim_lib.v03 --- shim_lib.v04 --- shim_lib.v05 --- shim_vmk.v00 --- shim_vmk.v01 --- shim_vmk.v02 --- uhci_usb.v00 --- usb_stor.v00 --- usbcore_.v00 --- vmkata.v00 --- vmkplexe.v00 --- vmkusb.v00 --- vmw_ahci.v00 --- xhci_xhc.v00 --- emulex_e.v00 --- weaselin.t00 --- esx_dvfi.v00 --- esx_ui.v00 --- lsu_hp_h.v00 --- lsu_lsi_.v00 --- lsu_lsi_.v01 --- lsu_lsi_.v02 --- lsu_lsi_.v03 --- native_m.v00 --- rste.v00 --- vmware_e.v00 --- vsan.v00 --- vsanheal.v00 --- vsanmgmt.v00 --- tools.t00 --- xorg.v00 --- imgdb.tgz --- imgpayld.tgz

      #build=

      updated=0

       

       

      thanks

      iosman