Having trouble with a Gen 10 host, Patching to the latest version and one of the dual 10GB vmnics stops working
so, ive installed, HPE Gen9 Plus Custom Image for ESXi 6.5 U3 Install CD
The two VMNICs at this point are working fine, then, when i upload the latest patch and upgrade/install via command line, after reboot, one of the VMNICs stops working. i'm updated the firm ware on the Gen10, replaced the the physical adapter, checked all the compatibility matrix. cant understand why it would stop working after i patch it. i have deleted the Image and the patch, downloaded a fresh copy and reinstalled, still having the same problem
the build and SPP are compatible
let me know if anyone has any thoughts
Moderator note (a.p.): Changed the title from "ESXi 6.5u3" to the issue.
Just to make sure I understand this correctly:
What I could think of is that the latest update overwrites a custom driver from the HPE OEM image.
This happened to me in the past. For me was a conflict with the VIB for the NIC cards that for some reason, the built in were not working.
Identify the NIC card and find the driver (Once you have that info, from here you can check compatibility and will redirected to the download section for the specific driver https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=io )
Then you can use ImageBuilder to add this drivers into the ESXi image, then install/upgrade the esxi and I should work.
This guide How to build a custom ESXi Image From the "Create Custom ISO using Image Builder with vSphere Client" part.
Hope that helps
Thanks for looking at this
when i do a fresh install with the latest image: VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-15256549-HPE-Gen9plus-650.U188.8.131.52.16-Mar2020.iso
it works fine, then i when i patch it, to any three most recent patches, 16576891, 16389870 or 16207673. One of the dual VMNICs stops working
To patch the host i upload the patch to the local datastore and run
esxcli software profile update -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore/ESXi650-202006001.zip -p ESXi-6.5.0-20200604001-standard
Adapter 1 - HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530SFP+ Adapter
Firmware version: 7.18.27
ilo 2.14 feb 11 2020
Like i said, it only becomes unknown after i patch it. other wise its fine.
Did you check which vibs have been replaced with the update command (teh command's output shows this)?
What may be worth a try is to reinstall the NIC drivers (https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=DT-ESXI65-QLOGIC-ISCSI-QFLE3F-101...) after the update.
Hi, I've tried to install drivers/VIBs but its not working.
esxcli software profile update --depot /vmfs/volumes/datastore/esxi6.5uX-mgmt-bundle-3.4.5-8.zip
esxcli software vib install -v
esxcli software vib update -d
non of these commands seem to be working. am i doing something wrong?
also tried to install this
All uploaded to the local datastore, host is oin maintenance mode...
I cant seem to find a disparity in drivers, so i've nothing to remove
It may be necessary to allow a downgrade with the command to install the drivers I mentioned.
Anyway, it would be helpful to find out what the VMware patch bundle replaces during the update from the HPE image. Is it possible to reproduce this with your hardware, i.e. install the HPE image and then run the update command, and post the command's output.
Hint: You may run the update command with the --dry-run option, which will only show what's going to happen, without actually changing anything.
Thank you first for your suggestion.
I'm going to reinstall from a fresh, using the HP image that i know works, then going to use the dry run option to see.
I'll keep you posted 🙂