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Previous instace of esxi installation not detected during vSphere 6.5 upgrade

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Hi There,

I am trying to upgrade standalone ESXi host from ESXi, 5.5.0, 6480267 to ESXi 6.5 Patch 02 on HP DL380p Gen8 hardware using HPE custom image.

I am using interactive upgrade method. However, during upgrade when I select the datastore (SD Card) on which current ESXi, 5.5.0, 648026 installed, i am not getting upgrade option, it is not detecting previous esxi instace, rather getting 'Install' options which will wipe out the existing configs etc completely. The host is still running fine and no issues with 5.5.

Am I missing something? I following following KB article, but no luck.

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Thanks

Mahi

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Can you try with the offline bundle via CLI? Only catch is that you might encounter the vSAN vib dependency error. For that, you will have to refer to the below article and perform a profile update -

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Run the esxcli software sources profile list -d <location_of_the_esxi_zip_bundle_on_the_datastore> command to query the list of available image profiles.

Run the esxcli software profile update - p <profile name> -d <location of ZIP file> command on the ESXi 6.0 Update 2 depot. For example:

[root@localhost:~] esxcli software profile update -p < profile name> -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/update-from-esxi6.0-6.0_update02.zip

Please consider marking this answer as "correct" or "helpful" if you think your questions have been answered.

Cheers,

Supreet

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Is the current 5.5 installation on a custom build or on a VMware standard build? Can you try upgrading from the command line using the offline bundle for 6.5 U1?

Cheers,

Supreet

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Hi supreet,

thanks  the respons. How do I verify if the installation was done using custom build or VMware standard build?

thanks

Mahi

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Run this command:

esxcli software profile get

Diego Oliveira LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcodiego
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As Diego mentioned, you can either run the command <esxcli software profile get> or check the summary tab of the ESXi host for the Image Profile.

Cheers,

Supreet

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Hi Supreet/Diago,

Please find the result;

#esxcli software profile get

(Updated) HPE-ESXi-5.5.0-Update3-iso-550.9.4.5.7

   Name: (Updated) HPE-ESXi-5.5.0-Update3-iso-550.9.4.5.7

   Vendor: vmhost007.roptra.local

   Creation Time: 2018-02-16T16:29:45

   Modification Time: 2018-07-18T13:54:19

   Stateless Ready: True

   Description:

      2018-02-16T16:29:45.718701+00:00: The following VIBs are

      installed:

        esx-base      5.5.0-3.103.6480267

      ----------

      2017-01-14T08:15:35.677370+00:00: The following VIBs are

      installed:

        ehci-ehci-hcd 1.0-3vmw.550.3.95.4345813

        esx-ui        1.8.0-4277191

        xhci-xhci     1.0-3vmw.550.3.95.4345813

        misc-drivers  5.5.0-3.95.4345813

        tools-light   5.5.0-3.92.4345810

        esx-base      5.5.0-3.95.4345813

      ----------

      HPE Custom Image Profile for ESXi 5.5.0 ISO

Looks like it is using HPE Custom Image.

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Hi

Try the upgrade with  with HPE Custom build 6.5u3

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Try used this ISO image:

Download VMware vSphere

Other options is update patch by CLI:

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Diego Oliveira LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcodiego
Commander
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Can you try with the offline bundle via CLI? Only catch is that you might encounter the vSAN vib dependency error. For that, you will have to refer to the below article and perform a profile update -

VMware Knowledge Base

Run the esxcli software sources profile list -d <location_of_the_esxi_zip_bundle_on_the_datastore> command to query the list of available image profiles.

Run the esxcli software profile update - p <profile name> -d <location of ZIP file> command on the ESXi 6.0 Update 2 depot. For example:

[root@localhost:~] esxcli software profile update -p < profile name> -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/update-from-esxi6.0-6.0_update02.zip

Please consider marking this answer as "correct" or "helpful" if you think your questions have been answered.

Cheers,

Supreet

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Thanks all.

I was able to upgrade using esxcli with HPE custom bundle.

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