Please upload /var/log/esxupdate.log from the attempted host on this post to check further.
You are using image Fujitsu-VMvisor-Installer-6.5-5969303-v411-1
As I can see the version of driver on image is still same you have, so in this case this will not be upgraded as this is the up to date version in image you are using.
You can also see the following entries in log :
2018-02-25T04:10:25Z esxupdate: 70083: imageprofile: DEBUG: VIB VMW_bootbank_i40en_1.3.1-5vmw.6184.108.40.20669303 is being removed from ImageProfile (Updated) Fujitsu-VMvisor-Installer-6.5-5969303-v411-1
There are repos for Dell & HP which you can add in VUM to get custom vibs updates but I don't think there's any for fujitsu. In that case if you find any driver/vib updated which is not included and download from fujitsu or that vendor's site, do your investigation, check for feedback and updates and if you find it correct > upload to VUM and update.
Thank you for your reply!
Image Fujitsu-VMvisor-Installer-6.5-5969303-v411-1 is original image I used to install my ESXI host last year, just after image was made available to download.
This means If we installed ESXi using customized OEM image that contains customized i40en NIC driver, that driver will not be updated with regular VUM updates (vmware drivers), it can only be updated with next/future OEM customized image or by updating VIB itself if available from OEM site? Just want to have procedure clear in my head.
P.S. Another question - if OEM manufacturer publishes new OEM ESXI ISO on vmware site, will VUM be aware of it and download newer patches/drivers from/for newer ISO/profile or we must download it manually and create baseline in VUM ourself? Lets say esxi 6.5 update 2 came up.
Download NIC driver
And install driver on esxi host through cmdline.
# unzip /tmp/patchname.zip
# esxcli software vib install -d “/tmp/patchname.zip
For check the nic driver version status
# esxcli network nic list