4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2020 2:26 PM by Robert ¯\_ツ_/¯

    Trying to update from HPE ESXi 6.5 U2 to U3 - cannot be live installed error

    pk95 Lurker

      I’m trying to update to U3 of ESXi 6.5, and am getting the following error:

       

      [root@Gen8:~] esxcli software vib install -d "/vmfs/volumes/SSD/images/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-14990892-HPE-preGen9-650.U3.9.6.10.1-Dec2019-depot.zip"                                                       

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      The transaction is not supported: VIB VMW_bootbank_vmkusb_0.1-1vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB HPE_bootbank_oem-build_650.U3.9.6.10-4240417 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_bnxtnet_20.6.101.7-23vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_ixgben_1.7.1.15-1vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_smartpqi_1.0.1.553-28vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_igbn_0.1.1.0-4vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-3.108.14990892 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_lsi-msgpt35_09.00.00.00-5vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMware_bootbank_cpu-microcode_6.5.0-3.108.14990892 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_nvme_1.2.2.28-1vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_ne1000_0.8.3-8vmw.650.2.75.10884925 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_misc-drivers_6.5.0-3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_ntg3_4.1.3.2-1vmw.650.2.75.10884925 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_nenic_1.0.29.0-1vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-drivers-plugin_1.0.0-1vmw.650.2.79.11925212 cannot be live installed. VIB VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.5.0-3.108.14990892 cannot be live installed. VIB VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-lsi-msgpt3-plugin_1.0.0-8vmw.650.2.79.11925212 cannot be live installed. VIB VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-3.108.14833668 cannot be live installed. VIB VMware_bootbank_lsu-hp-hpsa-plugin_2.0.0-16vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_i40en_1.8.1.9-2vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_lsi-mr3_7.708.07.00-3vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_lsi-msgpt3_17.00.02.00-1vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_vmw-ahci_1.1.6-1vmw.650.3.96.13932383 cannot be live installed. VIB VMW_bootbank_nenic_1.0.0.2-1vmw.650.0.0.4564106 cannot be removed live. VIB VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-2.57.9298722 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_ntg3_4.1.3.0-1vmw.650.1.36.7388607 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_lsi-msgpt3_16.00.01.00-1vmw.650.2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live. VIB VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.5.0-2.57.9298722 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_bnxtnet_20.6.101.7-11vmw.650.2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_i40en_1.3.1-19vmw.650.2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_lsi-mr3_7.702.13.00-3vmw.650.2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_vmw-ahci_1.1.1-1vmw.650.2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live. VIB VMware_bootbank_cpu-microcode_6.5.0-2.57.9298722 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_igbn_0.1.0.0-15vmw.650.1.36.7388607 cannot be removed live. VIB VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-2.57.9152287 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_ne1000_0.8.3-7vmw.650.2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live. VIB HPE_bootbank_hpe-build_650.U2.9.6.8-4240417 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_nvme_1.2.1.34-1vmw.650.2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_misc-drivers_6.5.0-2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_smartpqi_1.0.1.553-10vmw.650.2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_lsi-msgpt35_03.00.01.00-9vmw.650.2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live. VIB VMW_bootbank_ixgben_1.4.1-12vmw.650.2.50.8294253 cannot be removed live.       

       

      The server is in maintenance mode.

       

      ESXi is installed on a USB stick (8gb).

       

      From my searching on this problem, the issue may be that my /bootbank or /altbootbank are corrupt.

       

      Is there a painless way to fix this?