5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 10, 2019 11:20 PM by LucD

    Cannot add VMware base offline bundle?

    Matheresa Lurker

      what does this mean? im new here,  im a student doing a practicum  and i was told to creatye an ESXi-Customizer, when i was trying to do the guide step by step video by alex lopez it gives me this error:

       

      PS C:\Users\Theresa\Downloads> .\ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.5.1.ps1 -v65 -vft -load net51-r8169,esx-tools-for-esxi-9.7.2,sata

      -xahci-1.39,vmmware-esx-dvfilter-maclearn -pkgDir C:\Test\PKG -outDir C:\Users\Theresa\Downloads\update-from-esxi6.5-6.5

      _update01 (1) -log C:\Users\Theresa\Downloads\update-from-esxi6.5-6.5_update01 (1) nsc

       

       

      This is ESXi-Customizer-PS Version 2.5.1 (visit https://ESXi-Customizer-PS.v-front.de for more information!)

      (Call with -help for instructions)

       

       

      Logging to C:\Users\Theresa\Downloads\update-from-esxi6.5-6.5_update01 ...

       

       

      Running with PowerShell version 5.1 and VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1 build 5377412

       

       

      Adding base Offline bundle 1 ...Add-EsxSoftwaredepot : Could not download from depot at file:///C:/Users/Theresa/Downloads/1/index.xml, skipping

      (('C:\\Users\\Theresa\\Downloads\\1\\index.xml', '', '<urlopen error unknown url type: c>'))

      At C:\Users\Theresa\Downloads\ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.5.1.ps1:238 char:22

      +     if ($basedepot = Add-EsxSoftwaredepot $izip) {

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

          + CategoryInfo          : ReadError: (System.String[]:String[]) [Add-EsxSoftwareDepot], Exception

          + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ConnectDepotError,VMware.ImageBuilder.Commands.AddDepot

       

       

       

       

      FATAL ERROR: Cannot add VMware base Offline bundle!

       

      Please help

       

      Sincerely,

      Maria

        • 1. Re: Cannot add VMware base offline bundle?
          LucD Guru
          User ModeratorsvExpertCommunity Warriors

          Did you already try running with the -test option?

          Is there anything in the log for the error you are seeing?

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          • 2. Re: Cannot add VMware base offline bundle?
            karo101 Novice

            Do you have internet connection on server where you try to run?
            Make sure that you have correct path to log file ( I see there some spaces and no quotation marks). Also I think on the end should be “-nsc” as it is a script option. Once you will have a proper path to log file, past output from it. 

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            • 3. Re: Cannot add VMware base offline bundle?
              Matheresa Lurker

              Thank you all for the reply, luckily I was able to make it work, 

              • 4. Re: Cannot add VMware base offline bundle?
                ethancyd Lurker

                Hi LucD,

                 

                I have a similar issue with that I encountered, I have tried the "-test" behind the command too. My objective is to create a custom ESXi v6.5 iso with the network driver loaded to it.

                 

                PS >.\ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.6.0.ps1 v65 -vft -load net-tulip -test

                 

                 

                This is ESXi-Customizer-PS Version 2.6.0 (visit https://ESXi-Customizer-PS.v-front.de for more information!)

                (Call with -help for instructions)

                 

                Logging to C:\Users\echow\AppData\Local\Temp\ESXi-Customizer-PS-6096.log ...

                 

                Running with PowerShell version 5.1 and VMware PowerCLI version 11.2.0.12483638

                 

                Adding base Offline bundle v65 ...Add-EsxSoftwaredepot : Could not download from depot at file:///C:/Users/echow/Desktop/ESXi-in-HyperV/v65/index.xml, skipping

                (('C:\\Users\\echow\\Desktop\\ESXi-in-HyperV\\v65\\index.xml', '', '<urlopen error unknown url type: c>'))

                At C:\Users\echow\Desktop\ESXi-in-HyperV\ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.6.0.ps1:235 char:22

                +     if ($basedepot = Add-EsxSoftwaredepot $izip) {

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

                    + CategoryInfo          : ReadError: (System.String[]:String[]) [Add-EsxSoftwareDepot], Exception

                    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ConnectDepotError,VMware.ImageBuilder.Commands.AddDepot

                 

                 

                FATAL ERROR: Cannot add VMware base Offline bundle!

                 

                 

                 

                Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.

                 

                - Ethan

                • 5. Re: Cannot add VMware base offline bundle?
                  LucD Guru
                  Community WarriorsUser ModeratorsvExpert

                  I'm afraid I'm not a regular user of this tool, so my practical knowledge is limited.
                  Why don't you contact the author of the tool?
                  His contact info is mentioned in ESXi-Customizer-PS

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