fadeldamen
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Install esxui in esxi 6.0.0 - vibformatError

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I I try install ui in esxi 6.0 with next command

command:

[root@localhost:/tmp] esxcli software vib install -v http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/esxui/esxui-offline-bundle-6.x.zip

[VibFormatError]

Bad VIB archive header

   filename = http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/esxui/esxui-offline-bundle-6.x.zip

Please refer to the log file for more details.

result of command esxcli --version

[root@localhost:/tmp] esxcli --version

Script 'esxcli' version: 6.0.0

Any sugestion.

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krish290785
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To install offline bundle, you have to use the option "-d". Moreover, Only server local file path is supported for offline bundles.

Download the file and upload to ESXi using winscp and specify the below mentioned command

esxcli software vib install -d Complete_Path_to_OfflineBundle.zip

-Bala Krishna Gali If the above info is useful, please mark answer as correct or helpful.

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krish290785
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

To install offline bundle, you have to use the option "-d". Moreover, Only server local file path is supported for offline bundles.

Download the file and upload to ESXi using winscp and specify the below mentioned command

esxcli software vib install -d Complete_Path_to_OfflineBundle.zip

-Bala Krishna Gali If the above info is useful, please mark answer as correct or helpful.

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martinriley
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Hi there,

If I understand correctly you're installing the ESXi Embedded host client?  If so I think the issue maybe that you're pointing to the offline .zip bundle as opposed to the .vib, try the following instead...

esxcli software vib install -v http://download3.vmware.com/software/vmw-tools/esxui/esxui-signed.vib

Hope this helps!

vM

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