armarzook
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ESXi Host throwing an error when installing/updating Megaraid-sas driver through esxcli

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Dear Community members,

I need your help in resolving an issue about our VM hosts.

Our setup is so simple 2 ESXi hosts with a standard switch with windows based vcenter server running on windows server 2008 r2.

ESXi02 is running fine.

ESXI01 local storage on megaraid SAS controller struck on unmount/inactive mode.

When contacted with vmware support, they advised to upgrade the sas driver, which I have now, When tried to update through ssh below error throws. Kindly provide your views on this issue.

~ # esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/ESXi5.5-megaraid_sas-6.612.07.00-offline_bundle-4692957.zip --dry-run

Installation Result

   Message: Dryrun only, host not changed. The following installers will be applied: [BootBankInstaller]

   Reboot Required: true

   VIBs Installed: Avago_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.612.07.00-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

   VIBs Removed: LSI_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.603.55.00-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

   VIBs Skipped:

~ #

~ # esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/ESXi5.5-megaraid_sas-6.612.07.00-offline_bundle-4692957.zip

[InstallationError]

Error in clearing bootcfg or DB for bootbank /altbootbank: ('/altbootbank/imgdb.tgz', "Error writing tar database: [Errno 5] Input/output error: '/altbootbank/imgdb.tgz.new'.")

Please refer to the log file for more details.

~ #

Looking forward.

Mohamed Marzook.

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armarzook
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Dear All,

Seems like no resolution for this error if it happens.

Finally took a step by upgrading with vmware standard image of esxi 6.5 and the error is gone.

Regards,

Mohamed Marzook.

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NathanosBlightc
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Please unzip this file and try to install the related *.vib file, instead of *.zip with the following CLI:

esxcli software vib install -n /tmp/vib_name.vib

However, another possible method to test is customizing and importing that VIB file inside the ESXi installation source and run a clean setup.

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armarzook
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Tried the same with the v handle pointing to the extracted vib file, same error. going for a clean setup is totally a different thing, but just wondering what this error means.

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NathanosBlightc
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Did you set up the ESXi host on an SD memory card?

Please check the following link in the community. I think it's very similar to your case and replies will guide you to fix your problem

Bad file descriptor during update

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armarzook
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Dear,

No, ESXi is installed on local RAID storage. and the driver which I am trying to upgrade is also for the same only.

Regards,

Mohamed Marzook.

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armarzook
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Dear All,

Seems like no resolution for this error if it happens.

Finally took a step by upgrading with vmware standard image of esxi 6.5 and the error is gone.

Regards,

Mohamed Marzook.

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