takecoffe
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ESXI OFFLINE bundle

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Hello,

I am working on Vcap-dcv certification, to get hands on experience on Custom EXI installation it required offline ESXi bundle, but the problem is VMWare is not providing this bundle download for Eval download. So can someone help me alternate way or the link where I can get ESXi offline bundle download

Thanks in advance

Haresh n

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peetz
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This command alone will not download anything. It will just connect the VMware Online Depot.

You need to export one of the Imageprofiles from the depot to get an Offline Bundle (or an installation ISO), e.g. by using something like

  Export-EsxImageProfile ESXi-5.5.0-20131204001-standard -ExportToBundle -FilePath c:\temp\bundle.zip

after that.

As noted before you can use my ESXi-Customizer-PS script to automate that.

- Andreas

Twitter: @VFrontDe, @ESXiPatches | https://esxi-patches.v-front.de | https://vibsdepot.v-front.de

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a_p_
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Unless I'm mistaken, the Offline bundle should be available when you register for a 60-day vSphere evaluation (i.e. not the free Hypervisor).

André

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takecoffe
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Nope, not available for 60 days eval Smiley Sad

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rhaslund
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A trick could be to download them from HP.

Their customized version should work fine for your use.

The link is: HP ESXi Offline Bundle

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peetz
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Hi,

you can create an Offline Bundle of every ESXi patch release directly from the VMware Online Depot using PowerCLI ImageBuilder.

I have created a nice and easy wrapper script for this and other related tasks: ESXi-Customizer-PS.

Andreas

Twitter: @VFrontDe, @ESXiPatches | https://esxi-patches.v-front.de | https://vibsdepot.v-front.de
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shyfur
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Yes. You can not download offline bundle unless you have valid licensed account. Not even 60 days trail.

Rgds/

Shyfur

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MannyS
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You can download the offline bundle with the following command:

Add-EsxSoftwareDepot -DepotUrl https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

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peetz
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This command alone will not download anything. It will just connect the VMware Online Depot.

You need to export one of the Imageprofiles from the depot to get an Offline Bundle (or an installation ISO), e.g. by using something like

  Export-EsxImageProfile ESXi-5.5.0-20131204001-standard -ExportToBundle -FilePath c:\temp\bundle.zip

after that.

As noted before you can use my ESXi-Customizer-PS script to automate that.

- Andreas

Twitter: @VFrontDe, @ESXiPatches | https://esxi-patches.v-front.de | https://vibsdepot.v-front.de

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takecoffe
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Thanks Andreas,

I will check it out and let you know the result


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takecoffe
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Andreas,

it worked, thank a ton

haresh n

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timarbour
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Your script and customizer stuff never works.  Just gives errors.

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prime_id2
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Does anyone know of a depot containing ESXi 6.0?

This depot only has 5.5 and older: https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

I need to create an Offline Bundle for 6.0 to be used to upgrade from 5.5 by using SSH.Smiley Happy

peetz
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ESXi 6.0 Imageprofiles (GA and first patch of Apr 9th) are now available in the VMware Online Depot.

See VMware Front Experience: ESXi 6.0 Imageprofiles hit the VMware Online Depot - What does that mean?

Andreas

Twitter: @VFrontDe, @ESXiPatches | https://esxi-patches.v-front.de | https://vibsdepot.v-front.de
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