Ive been trying to locate the ESXi offline depot file on the site, but am pulling my hair out.
The file should look something like this: vmware-ESXI-5.0.0-xxxxxx-depot.zip
Anyone know where the needle is in the vmware haystack?
Sure do, I had that very same issue, so I blogged about it when I found the answer:
To save you reading the whole post, here's the relevant extract:
"The instructions call to download the “Offline Depot” from VMware, particularly a file called “VMware-ESXi-5.0.0-469512-depot.zip“. This however, is not possible (any longer) with only a trial license associated to a VMware Account. However after a little digging around I found out that you don’t actually need to download the file. You can add a network based software depot instead:
Let me know if you have any issues with it.
I am trying the command ;
Add-EsxSoftwareDepot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml It gave an erorr at the PowerCLI, could not downlowd, 404 not found etc.
I tired to open
on the IE where the vcenter is installed it gave the 404 erorr, the vcenter is installed in a workstation VM,
but in the hosting machine, i can open that XML file
For testing, i tried to open this inside the vcenter; http://vibsdepot.hp.com/index.xml and It get opened!!
what am missing?? I know most propably that this is not VMware issue, but would apprechiate if you can guide me,,,