Sangokan
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Trying to upgrade Dell server - need to remove VIB

I have a power Edge R520 server installed with Dell-ESXi-5.5U2-2068190-A00

I have uploaded the ESX 6.5U1 ISO image (not the custom Dell one)

Update manager returns:

The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs:

LSI_bootbank_scsi-mpt3sas_04.00.00.00.1vmw-1OEM.500.0.0.472560

LSI_bootbank_scsi-mpt3sas_04.00.00.00.1vmw-1OEM.500.0.0.472560

Remove the conflicting VIBs or use Image Builder to create a custom upgrade ISO image that contains the newer versions of the conflicting VIBs, and try to upgrade again.

After checking VMWare documentation I found the following article:

Scsi-mpt3sas  This is a driver VIB provides ‘mpt3sas’ driver which enables support for AVAGO MPT Fusion based SAS3 (SAS 12.0 Gb/s) Controller(s). Dell don’t support this device and hence this driver can be safely removed.

I try to remove it but cannot find the correct VIB name

~ # esxcli software vib list|grep LSI  
scsi-megaraid-perc9            6.901.55.00-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820       LSI       VMwareCertified   2014-08-27 
scsi-mpt2sas                   18.00.00.00.1vmw-1OEM.550.0.0.1198610  LSI       VMwareCertified   2014-08-27 
scsi-mpt3sas                   04.00.00.00.1vmw-1OEM.500.0.0.472560   LSI       VMwareCertified   2014-08-27 

~ # esxcli software vib remove --vibname scsi-mpt3sas 
[NoMatchError] 
No VIB matching VIB search specification 'scsi-mpt3sas'. Please refer to the log file for more details.
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amolnjadhav
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Enthusiast

Hi Sangoka,

   Can you please try with -f option.  It should be removed.

   esxcli software vib remove -f --vibname scsi-mpt3sas

  vSphere Documentation Center

Regards

Amol

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Nick_Andreev
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Just out of curiosity, why are you trying to use a non-Dell image on a Dell server? I would highly recommend otherwise, as Dell image contains up-to-date drives required for stable hypervisor operation.

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cholmqvist
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Hi, did you find any solutions for your problem?

i got the same problem, but when i try to delete the vib it says - cannot delete vib online.

I got an dell image, the host is in maint mode

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IRIX201110141
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

i think that a 5.0 driver creates an unresolved dependency. So search for

 esxcli software vib list | grep -i 500

What ever it lists..... remove it, reboot and try upgrading again.

Regards,

Joerg

JoelHansma
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Contributor

Thank you so much Joerg, this was exactly my issue!!!

-joel

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GobleHP
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Contributor

This was also exactly my problem.  Thanks so much for the fix!!!  Smiley Happy

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