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Inject V11 VMware Tools into Custom 6.5 U2 Image

Long story short:

  • 100s of Stable, 6.5 U2 Cisco Auto Deploy Hosts. Need to update all to V11.x VMware Tools due to V10.x security vulnerability.
  • Ideal scenario would to inject V11 VM Tools into current 6.5 U2 Auto Deploy Image (ZIP) that currently has V10.x tools
  • I have tried to merge V11 Tools offline depot to current image using PS script but it gives the following error:

New-EsxImageProfile : VIB VMware_locker_tools-light_11.0.0.14549434-14550024 requires esx-version >= 6.6.0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.

At C:\cisco\esxi-image-creator.ps1:85 char:5

+ New-EsxImageProfile -NewProfile $NewProfileName -SoftwarePackage ...

+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

+ CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (VMware.ImageBuilder.Types.ImageProfile:ImageProfile) [New-EsxImageProfile]

, Exception

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : EsxImageProfileValidationError,VMware.ImageBuilder.Commands.NewImageProfile

I know that V11.x Tools are compatible and supported with ESXi 6.5 U2 - Any prompt help is appreciated!

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