Archparks2
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Dell Esxi 7.0 upgrade files no longer available

In the past, when Dell provided their version of an update to Esxi, you could download it in the form of a zip file. You then applied it in this manner (from the esxi command line):

esxcli software profile update -d /VMware-VMvisor-Installer-7.0.0-15843807.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A00.zip -p DEL-ESXi-700_15843807-A00

When you go to the Dell website and attempt to download the latest version (Version 7.0, A02), the files are no longer there and, instead you are met with this message:

"Dell EMC has migrated the latest revision of the Dell customized ESXi images with customized drivers to VMware's website. This change aligns with industry-standard practices and brings the Dell EMC-customized image to the same location as our competitors. For customers who manage heterogeneous fleets, this simplifies the procurement of SW images as they will all be housed in one location. Please go to your my.vmware.com license portal or click the link below to be redirected now. Older revisions of these images can be downloaded from www.dell.com/support in case there is a requirement

ISO Image Link: https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI70GA-DELLEMC&productId=9...

One you go to the link provided, you no longer have any file available except the ISO file. I know of no way to upgrade from the command line via the ISO file.

Any ideas?

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Alex_Romeo
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Hi,

below what you can do:

Downloading Dell EMC customized ESXi image from VMware site

To download the ESXi image, do the following 

  1. Go to my.vmware.com and log in with your account credentials. 
  2. Select View & Download products > All Products and then click the View Download Components link of VMware vSphere.
  3. Select the image version from the Select Version list.
  4. Click Custom ISOs.
  5. Expand the OEM Customized Installer CDs option and then click Go to Downloads to download the image.

VMware vSphere ESXi 7.x on Dell EMC PowerEdge Systems Image Customization Information

ARomeo

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IRIX201110141
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He ask for an upgrade ZIP rather than an ISO and he took notice that the ISO is now also available on vmware.com.   Notice: 2 days ago the ISO was also on dell.com as always.

Regards,

Joerg

Archparks2
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Two quick comments:

1. Joerg is correrct. I am looking for the for an upgrade ZIP rather than an ISO (like Dell and Vmware have always posted).

2. Dell does indeed have files posted for 7.0, A01 and 7.0, A00 but, as of 3:35PM today (6-28-20), Dell does have the files for 7.0 A02.

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