10 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2020 1:03 AM by magnusvr2

    Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7

    cypherx Hot Shot

      Hello,

       

      I have two HP Gen8 servers that are not in the compatibility matrix for anything newer than ESXi 6.5.  I downloaded both an offline bundle zip (HPE-ESXi-6.5.0-Update2-preGen9-650.U2.9.8.3) and also an ISO as well.

       

      First in vSphere 6.7 under Update Mnager > ESX images, I tried to upload the .ISO file VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-14990892-HPE-preGen9-650.U3.9.6.10.1-Dec2019.iso, and it uploads ok but then I get an error message in the recent tasks list that says "The uploaded upgrade package cannot be used with VMware vSphere Update Manager".  It does not say why and there are no further details.

       

      So then I thought maybe I can use the zip file, so I uploaded the offline zip file in Update Manager under the updates tab.  It show sup there now at the very end of page 8 of all of my updates.  I created a baseline called 6.5 upgrade, and found that patch and added it in.  I attached this baseline to one of the HP servers that needs it and when I do a compliance check its not coming up as non-compliant.  In short, VUM doesn't think the 6.0 ESXi needs it.

       

      Whats the best way to upgrade two ESXi 6.0 to 6.5 under vCenter 6.7?

        • 1. Re: Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7
          daphnissov Guru
          vExpertCommunity Warriors

          VUM is only capable of accepting images, regardless of the format, of the same target version. To upgrade a 6.0 host to a 6.5 version, you won't be able to do it through VUM. You'll probably have to do it manually outside of VUM/vCenter by doing an upgrade with the depot in hand and through esxcli.

          • 2. Re: Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7
            a.p. Guru
            vExpertCommunity WarriorsUser Moderators

            I've explained the basic steps for a manual upgrade in Re: Update VM ESXI 6.5 Update 1 to EXSI 6.5 Update 2

            What you need to do is to evacuate the host (i.e. place it into maintenance mode) before you run the upgrade, and - once the upgrade command completes successfully - enter reboot to restart the host. That's actually also a good time to update the host's firmware, using e.g. HPE's SPP.


            André

            • 3. Re: Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7
              Nawals Expert

              Best way you can upgrade using offline bundle. Below the procedure to upgrade via esxcli using offline bundle.

               

              • Download offline bundle from VMware portal
              • upload to datastore
              • enable SSH
              • login to host
              • put host MM mode
              • run  esxcli software sources profile list -d "/vmfs/volumes/5b48662e-e1e205e8-92b7-0017a477240c/ISO/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update1-6765664-HPE-650.U1.9.6.5.1-Nov2017-depot.zip"
              • then you can get the profile name like below

              Name                                   Vendor                      Acceptance Level-------------------------------------  --------------------------  ----------------HPE-ESXi-6.5.0-Update1-650.U1.9.6.5.1  Hewlett Packard Enterprise  PartnerSupported

              • then run command to upgrade the ESXi as show below.

              # esxcli software profile update -d /vmfs/volumes/5b48662e-e1e205e8-92b7-0017a477240c/ISO/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update1-6765664-HPE-650.U1.9.6.5.1-Nov2017-depot.zip -p Prfilename as show above in red color

              #

              Update Result

                 Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.

                 Reboot Required: true

              # reboot

               

              Note: All above given example. You can change path and profile name according to your environment if you like to use esxcli.

              Nawals
              • 4. Re: Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7
                cypherx Hot Shot

                Ok I tried the --dry-run flag to see what it would say before actually doing it and I did get two dependencies:

                 

                esxcli software profile update -d /vmfs/volumes/1fe43b18-44f1ee63/iso/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-14990892

                -HPE-preGen9-650.U3.9.6.10.1-Dec2019-depot.zip -p HPE-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-preGen9-650.U3.9.6.10.1 --dry-run

                [DependencyError]

                VIB Emulex_bootbank_scsi-lpfc820_8.2.4.151.65-1OEM.500.0.0.472560 requires com.vmware.driverAPI-9.2.0.0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.

                VIB Emulex_bootbank_scsi-lpfc820_8.2.4.151.65-1OEM.500.0.0.472560 requires vmkapi_2_0_0_0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.

                Please refer to the log file for more details.

                 

                Not sure if I should proceed without the --dry-run or not.  I dont recall having any Emulex controllers in this box.

                 

                In iLO it just shows a Smart Array P420i Controller 4 drive bays, 500GB drive in bay 1 and 2, Raid1.  Its just to boot off of.  All the VM's are on an NFS connected storage array.

                • 5. Re: Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7
                  cypherx Hot Shot

                  I could force it, dry run shows this would be done if I use -f

                   

                  /vmfs/volumes/1fe43b18-44f1ee63/iso] esxcli software profile update -d /vmfs/volumes/1fe43b18-44f1ee63/iso/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-14990892

                  -HPE-preGen9-650.U3.9.6.10.1-Dec2019-depot.zip -p HPE-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-preGen9-650.U3.9.6.10.1 -f --dry-run

                  Update Result

                     Message: Dryrun only, host not changed. The following installers will be applied: [BootBankInstaller, LockerInstaller]

                     Reboot Required: true

                     VIBs Installed: Avago_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_15.10.07.00-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820, ELX_bootbank_elx-esx-libelxima.so_11.1.216.0-03, EMU_bootbank_elxiscsi_11.1.216.0-1OEM.650.0.0.4240417, EMU_bootbank_elxnet_11.1.196.3-1OEM.650.0.0.4240417, EMU_bootbank_lpfc_11.1.257.0-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673, HPE_bootbank_amshelper_650.10.6.0-24.4240417, HPE_bootbank_conrep_6.0.0.01-02.00.1.2494585, HPE_bootbank_hpe-cru_650.6.5.8.24-1.4240417, HPE_bootbank_hpe-esxi-fc-enablement_650.2.6.10-4240417, HPE_bootbank_hpe-ilo_650.10.0.2-2.4240417, HPE_bootbank_hpe-nmi_600.2.4.16-2494575, HPE_bootbank_hpe-smx-provider_650.03.11.00.17-4240417, HPE_bootbank_hponcfg_6.0.0.4.4-2.4.2494585, HPE_bootbank_oem-build_650.U3.9.6.10-4240417, HPE_bootbank_scsi-hpdsa_5.5.0.54-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820, HPE_bootbank_scsi-hpvsa_5.5.0.102-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820, HPE_bootbank_ssacli_2.60.18.0-6.0.0.2494585, Microsemi_bootbank_nhpsa_2.0.28-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673, QLC_bootbank_qedentv_3.0.4.13-1OEM.650.0.0.4240417, 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                       VIBs Removed: EMU_bootbank_elxnet_10.7.110.13-1OEM.600.0.0.2768847, EMU_bootbank_lpfc_10.7.110.4-1OEM.600.0.0.2768847, EMU_bootbank_scsi-be2iscsi_10.7.110.10-1OEM.600.0.0.2159203, HPE_bootbank_amsHelper_600.10.4.0-22.2494585, HPE_bootbank_conrep_6.0.0.01-01.00.7.2494585, HPE_bootbank_hpe-build_600.9.5.0.48-2494585, HPE_bootbank_hpe-esxi-fc-enablement_600.2.5.20-2494585, HPE_bootbank_hpe-ilo_600.10.0.0.26-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585, HPE_bootbank_hpe-smx-provider_600.03.10.00.13-2768847, HPE_bootbank_hponcfg_6.0.0.04-00.14.4.2494585, Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_char-hpcru_6.0.6.14-1OEM.600.0.0.2159203, Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_hpnmi_600.2.3.14-2159203, Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_scsi-hpdsa_5.5.0.48-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820, Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_scsi-hpvsa_5.5.0.100-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820, LSI_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_15.10.06.00.1vmw-1OEM.500.0.0.472560, MEL_bootbank_nmlx4-core_3.1.0.0-1OEM.600.0.0.2348722, MEL_bootbank_nmlx4-en_3.1.0.0-1OEM.600.0.0.2348722, QLogic_bootbank_misc-cnic-register_1.712.70.v60.1-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585, QLogic_bootbank_net-bnx2_2.2.5k.v60.1-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585, QLogic_bootbank_net-bnx2x_2.712.70.v60.3-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585, QLogic_bootbank_net-cnic_2.712.70.v60.3-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585, QLogic_bootbank_scsi-bnx2fc_1.712.70.v60.5-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585, QLogic_bootbank_scsi-bnx2i_2.712.70.v60.2-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585, VMWARE_bootbank_mtip32xx-native_3.8.5-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-amd_0.3.10-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-atiixp_0.4.6-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-cmd64x_0.2.5-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-hpt3x2n_0.3.4-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-pdc2027x_1.0-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-serverworks_0.4.3-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-sil680_0.4.8-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-via_0.3.3-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_block-cciss_3.6.14-10vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_cpu-microcode_6.0.0-3.135.15018929, VMware_bootbank_ehci-ehci-hcd_1.0-4vmw.600.3.69.5572656, VMware_bootbank_emulex-esx-elxnetcli_10.2.309.6v-0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.0.0-3.138.15169789, VMware_bootbank_esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath_6.0.0-3.79.6921384, VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.0.0-3.57.5050593, VMware_bootbank_esx-xserver_6.0.0-3.76.6856897, VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-devintf_39.1-5vmw.600.3.79.6921384, VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-msghandler_39.1-5vmw.600.3.79.6921384, VMware_bootbank_lsi-mr3_6.605.08.00-7vmw.600.1.17.3029758, VMware_bootbank_lsi-msgpt3_06.255.12.00-9vmw.600.3.129.14513180, VMware_bootbank_lsu-hp-hpsa-plugin_2.0.0-14vmw.600.3.129.14513180, VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-lsi-mr3-plugin_1.0.0-3vmw.600.3.57.5050593, VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-lsi-msgpt3-plugin_1.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-megaraid-sas-plugin_1.0.0-3vmw.600.3.57.5050593, VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-mpt2sas-plugin_1.0.0-4vmw.600.1.17.3029758, VMware_bootbank_misc-drivers_6.0.0-3.129.14513180, VMware_bootbank_net-e1000_8.0.3.1-5vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_net-e1000e_3.2.2.1-2vmw.600.3.57.5050593, VMware_bootbank_net-enic_2.1.2.38-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_net-forcedeth_0.61-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_net-mlx4-core_1.9.7.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_net-mlx4-en_1.9.7.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_net-vmxnet3_1.1.3.0-3vmw.600.2.43.4192238, VMware_bootbank_nmlx4-rdma_3.0.0.0-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_nvme_1.2.0.27-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ohci-usb-ohci_1.0-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_rste_2.0.2.0088-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_sata-ata-piix_2.12-10vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-nv_3.5-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-promise_2.12-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-sil24_1.1-1vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-sil_2.3-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-svw_2.3-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_scsi-aacraid_1.1.5.1-9vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_scsi-adp94xx_1.0.8.12-6vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_scsi-aic79xx_3.1-5vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_scsi-fnic_1.5.0.45-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_scsi-ips_7.12.05-4vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-mbox_2.20.5.1-6vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.603.55.00-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid2_2.00.4-9vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptsas_4.23.01.00-9vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptspi_4.23.01.00-9vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_uhci-usb-uhci_1.0-3vmw.600.0.0.2494585, VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.0.0-3.138.15080872, VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.0.0-3000000.3.0.3.138.15080873, VMware_bootbank_xhci-xhci_1.0-3vmw.600.3.129.14513180, VMware_locker_tools-light_6.0.0-3.125.14475122

                    

                       VIBs Skipped: HPE_bootbank_hpbootcfg_6.0.0.02-02.00.6.2494585, HPE_bootbank_hptestevent_6.0.0.01-01.00.5.2494585, QLogic_bootbank_qlnativefc_2.1.50.0-1OEM.600.0.0.2768847, VMW_bootbank_ima-qla4xxx_2.02.18-1vmw.650.0.0.4564106, VMW_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-si-drv_39.1-4vmw.650.0.0.4564106, VMW_bootbank_net-igb_5.0.5.1.1-5vmw.650.0.0.4564106, VMW_bootbank_net-ixgbe_3.7.13.7.14iov-20vmw.650.0.0.4564106, VMW_bootbank_net-nx-nic_5.0.621-5vmw.650.0.0.4564106, VMW_bootbank_net-tg3_3.131d.v60.4-2vmw.650.0.0.4564106, VMW_bootbank_sata-ahci_3.0-26vmw.650.1.26.5969303, VMW_bootbank_scsi-qla4xxx_5.01.03.2-7vmw.650.0.0.4564106, VMware_bootbank_esx-ui_1.33.4-13786312

                  • 6. Re: Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7
                    IRIX201110141 Master

                    That problem is very common.  Over the time it looks like that some drivers get lost.....

                    esxcli software vib list | grep 500

                     

                    and than just uninstall them

                     

                    esxcli software vib remove -n DRIVERNAME1 -n DRIVERNAME2 -n DRIVERNAME3

                     

                    Reboot and try again or just insert the ISO and do a Upgrade.

                     

                    Regards,
                    Joerg

                    • 7. Re: Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7
                      cypherx Hot Shot

                      That worked like a charm. It was just one driver to remove.

                      The update went through.

                      I also got the BIOS and ilo firmwares updated as well.

                      Just updated my storage arrays plugin.

                      Seems that its working fine now.  Its on 6.5 14990892.  I just have to get it up to build 15256549 and it will be up to date on 6.5.

                      • 8. Re: Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7
                        a.p. Guru
                        Community WarriorsvExpertUser Moderators

                        Unrelated, but maybe interesting for you.

                        Unless you have iLO Advance already licensed, HPE currently offers a free trial license that works until the end of 2020.

                        see https://www.hpe.com/us/en/resources/integrated-systems/ilo-advanced-trial.html

                         

                        André

                        • 9. Re: Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7
                          Nawals Expert

                          It’s common. just check if not in use or not using vib you can remove it and proceed it will work without any issues...

                          Nawals
                          • 10. Re: Upgrade HP Gen8 ESXi 6 to 6.5 using Update Manager 6.7
                            magnusvr2 Lurker

                            Thanks for this, I removed three drivers this way, and was able to upgrade with no problems! Gen8 that was at 6.0, upgraded to 6.5 in a 6.7 vCenter.