I currently have a working auto deploy solution and custom image based on Cisco UCS platform drivers etc. I need to apply the vib updates from Patch 10.
Using ImageBuilder to update a custom profile.
I know using i.e. add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile ESXi55U3_P10_ver4 -SoftwarePackage ????? allows me to add specific vibs i.e. new Cisco drivers etc.
How do I update the custom image with all of the ESXi base and other updated vibs and dependencies at once. Can I? Can i simply state the added software depot zip?
That one step seems to be missing from many of the communities I have searched.
Are you looking to do something like this?:
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I have already completed this type of update for a couple of individual vib files. I.E. I added the Cisco drivers for scsi-fnic; net-enic, epsec-mux for vshield and other individual vibs. I need to add(update) all of the vibs in the current custom image with the vibs from Patch10. That link got my hopes up when I saw it adding a zip file from the depot. Alas variations of the command syntax for me are not working.
PowerCLI C:\> Get-EsxSoftwareDepot
PowerCLI C:\> Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile ESXi55U3_P10_ver4 -SoftwarePackage E:\ESXi55U3b\ESXi550-201612001.zip
As I was typing I had another thought, ran the following CLI.
PowerCLI C:\> Get-EsxImageProfile
Name Vendor Last Modified Acceptance Level
---- ------ ------------- ----------------
ESXi-5.5.0-20161204001-no-t... VMware, Inc. 12/9/2016 12... PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20161204001-stan... VMware, Inc. 12/9/2016 12... PartnerSupported
ESXi55U3_ver3 Cisco 10/27/2016 7... PartnerSupported
ESXi55U3_P10_ver4 Cisco 10/27/2016 7... PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20161201001s-sta... VMware, Inc. 12/9/2016 12... PartnerSupported
ESXi-5.5.0-20161201001s-no-... VMware, Inc. 12/9/2016 12... PartnerSupported
I then tried various combinations of the followin.
PowerCLI C:\> Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile ESXi55U3_P10_ver4 -SoftwarePackage .\ESXi-5.5.0-20161204001-standard
Still no love!