I recently ran in to a problem where i wanted to perform a clean configuration of one of my ESXi hosts from an NSX perspective, however i ran in to a problem where NSX was reporting that the packages are already installed. To fix the issue i had to run the following to list the packages installed:
esxcli software vib list | grep -i nsx
Once i had the list all i had to do is uninstall them using:
I recently purchased one of the newer Mac mini devices with the new M1 chipset. Unfortunately I went with the lower edition that had 256 GB and I wanted to send it back to purchase the bigger 512 GB edition, but I wanted to clean my installation.
In order to to boot in the recovery mode to reinstall the os I had to perform the following steps:
Make sure the Mac mini is off, if its not off just shut it off
Hold the power button until the options appear, it might seem like a long time but keep holding it. It took about 15 seconds for me.
A menu should appear that shows the hard drive and Options. Select options and continue
You will see the apple logo and then a new menu should appear with additional options. It would look like this:
5. If you want to perform a clean install go to Disk Utility first and erase the current partitions, after that step is complete come back to the options screen and Select Reinstall macOS Big Sur and click on continue
With the latest release of ESXi7U1 i wanted to get my lab up to date. I dont have enough resources in my lab to migrate the vCenter to another ESXi server so i want to perform the upgrade via cli. More details about the release can found here
The first step was to open the firewall for outgoing traffic for http
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
With the release of of VCF 4.1 i wanted to get my lab upgraded. The release blog can be found here and the release notes are here
In my case i pre downloaded the VMware Cloud Foundation Update 18.104.22.168 by going to Repository -> Bundle management -> Download now
The next step is to upgrade VCF by going to Inventory -> Workload Domains -> Select the workload domain -> Update/Patches -> Update Now
Next we are taken to the Upgrade page where we can follow the upgrade for each one of the components
Once the upgrade is complete we can click Finish to be returned back to the main screen
Because we are changing the SDDC-Manager version i would strongly recommend to clear cache and log back in before going forward.
The next update is the configuration drift bundle. We can go to nventory -> Workload Domains -> Select the workload domain -> Update/Patches -> Download now
Once the download is complete click on update now
Once the upgrade started i got redirected tot he Update status page. Considering the update is only 204 MB the upgrade went through pretty quickly. Once its completed we can click finish to get back to the main sddc manager page
Next step is to upgrade NSX-T installation to NSX-T 3.0.2. Click on Download now from the same page as above
Once the download is complete click on Update Now
We can view the status and the steps by clicking on View Status. Once the upgrade is complete we are redirected back to the available upates page showing that the vCenter server is next
Click on Download now and wait for the download to complete. Once the download is complete click on update now
We can view the task by clicking on View Status
Once the upgrade is complete we are taken back to the previous page where we can see that the ESXi servers are next. Click on Download Now
Once the download is complete we can click on Update now
If we have multiple clusters we can enable Cluster-level selection and select the specific luster(s) we want to upgrade.
We can also enable sequential cluster upgrade as well as quick boot
We get to review the options once again before we click finish to to submit the task
Once submitted we can view the status by clicking on View Status
And with that we are finished with the workload domain. We can get back to the Update/Patches page to see that there are no more updates available
Next is the Workload domains where we can follow the same instructions as above. The process will be allot quicker because the upgrades are already downloaded
After upgrading my vCenter Server to the latest vSphere 7.0 Update 1, I was unable to see ESXi 7.0 Update 1 Image. When I attempted to sync the updates I got the error “Download patch definitions task failed while syncing depots. Error: ‘integrity.fault.HostPatchInvalidVendorCode’.”
Seeing as the error mentioned the depots, navigate to Menu->Lifecycle Manager and then select the Settings tab and then Patch Setup.
Select the radio button for Partner provided Addons for ESXi and click Disable. Proceed to click on Action and then Sync Updates. The sync should now complete successfully.