I have a Dell R720
2 x Intel E5530
18 GB RAm
The current version of ESXi = ESXi 5.0.0, build 1311175
I tried to upgrade via VIB ESXi500-201510001 but when the server restarts it displayed the attached screen.
However, after rebooting the server again it return tro the previous build number (1311175).
I need to upgrade my ESXi to the latest build(3086167).
Can someone help me
On the same day I used the same VIB to upgrade a Dell R610 from ESX5.0 914586 to 5.0.0 3086167. The intervention was successful without any issue.
- 1 Processor X5660
- 32 Gb
thanks for your reply.
yes I used the same command esxcli software vib install <xxx>, to upgrade both host.
Only the R610 was successful.
What is the difference beteen the vib install and vib update??
vib install - Installs the software available in the software bundle without checking the existing version installed on the server. It could downgrade software if you have async drivers installed
vib update - Updates the existing installation with new softwares available in the software bundle. It will never downgrade any software as this does a version comparison before upgrade.
The problem on one server and not in other server could be due to different hardware and driver . Please try the server with vib update command and share your result
I had the same problem on a Dell M610 with 2 sockets X5670 @ 2.93GHz: identical purple screen after first reboot, the system come up with the old build number after the second reboot.
I tried to update the software using the command as suggested by Techie01:
esxcli software vib update -d "ESXi500-201510001.zip"
It worked perfectly, after reboot the system is updated to build 3086167.
Thanks a lot,