3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2019 10:02 AM by Craig532

    Upgrade 6.0.3 to 6.7.1 Error

    craign532 Lurker

      Trying to upgrade to VMware_ESXi_6.7.0_13006603_Custom_Cisco_6.7.2.1

      From Vmware-ESXi-6.0.0-2494585-Custom-Cisco-

      get error as in below after selecting upgrade

      Not sure where to go from here    Considering an install over upgrade as we have backed up the config with powercli similar to below

      Get-VMHostFirmware -VMHost ESXi_host_IP_address -BackupConfiguration -DestinationPath output_directory



      vmwareupgrade error.jpg




        • 1. Re: Upgrade 6.0.3 to 6.7.1 Error
          A13xxx Enthusiast

          Is the driver vib in use? if so you can always download a newer driver (assuming it is supported and compatible) install it over the top and it should also install dependencies. Once done reboot and then upgrade, failing that you could always just remove the vib if you are certain its safe and then upgrade?


          An upgrade from esxi 6 to 6.7 is a huge leap and personally the config on an esxi is so minor its quicker to just reinstall and reconfigure.

          • 2. Re: Upgrade 6.0.3 to 6.7.1 Error
            a.p. Guru
            User ModeratorsvExpertCommunity Warriors

            I'm not sure whether a configuration backup can be restored to another ESXi version/build.

            Anyway, depending on the number of hosts you have, it may be worth a try to upgrade the hosts from the command line using the Offline Bundle.

            To do this, upload the Offline Bundle to a folder on a datastore, and find out the profile name from the bundle.

            esxcli software sources profile list -d /vmfs/volumes/<datastore>/<folder>/VMware_ESXi_6.7.0_13006603_Custom_Cisco_6.7.2.1_Bundle.zip

            With the profile name, run the upgrade using

            esxcli software profile install -d /vmfs/volumes/<datastore>/<folder>/VMware_ESXi_6.7.0_13006603_Custom_Cisco_6.7.2.1_Bundle.zip -p <profilename> --ok-to-remove --dry-run

            Note: "--dry-run" is optional, and can be used to test run the command, without actually changing anything.



            • 3. Re: Upgrade 6.0.3 to 6.7.1 Error
              Craig532 Novice

              We  ended up doing a fresh install and all is well after a few tweaks