DaveChurch
Contributor
Contributor

ESXi 5 AutoDeploy Software Depot Zip file....

Hiya,

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?

Cheers,

Dave

4 Replies
NickMarshall9
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Sure do, I had that very same issue, so I blogged about it when I found the answer:

http://www.virtualnetworkdesign.com/2011/11/20/vmware-auto-deploy/

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:

Add-EsxSoftwareDepot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml"

Let me know if you have any issues with it.

Cheers,

Book - Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 Blog - LabGuides.com & NickMarshall.com.au Podcast - vBrownBag.com
0 Kudos
Socrates82
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Nick,

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

https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

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,,,

Regards,

Ra'ed

0 Kudos
Socrates82
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Is that case Senstive?? OMG :smileygrin:

I just replace the vum with VUM desperately and it worked fine??

Michael2697
Contributor
Contributor

The depot.zip file is part of the Vsphere Offline Bundle, available as part of the ESXi 5.0 Installable download.

0 Kudos