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`ve recently ran through a problem when trying to upgrade NSX-T from version 2.5.0 to 2.5.1. When using the Upgrade function within the UI i was getting the following error:
This page is only available on the NSX Manager where Upgrade Coordinator is running. To configure the service, run the command “restart service install-upgrade” on the NSX Manager.
White checking the status of the service the service seemed to be running with no issues. I also checked the release notes for a couple of releases back and i found a similar issue in the release notes for the 2.3 release https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center/2.3/rn/VMware-NSX-T-Data-Center-23-Release-Notes.html
Due to my install being a home lab i could not contact support. If you are experiencing this issue i would strongly advise to contact support before continuing further. VMware support contact information can be found here: https://www.vmware.com/group/vmware/get-help/
White reading the NSX-T 2.5.1 Upgrade guide from vmware documentation at page 22 i stumbled on instructions to upgrade the CSM. The instructions reference a .nub file but with no instructions on how to retrieve it. Based on whats available on the vmware download portal i was able to find a .mub file.
In order to bypass the error i was experiencing i downloaded the 2.5.1 version of the .mub file from vmware download portal.
After downloading the .mub file i used an unrachiver in my case 7-zip trying to extract an archive from the .mub file. Ive found that the .mub file included a .tar.gz archive and a .sig file. After extracting the tar.gz archive i was presented with a number of folders that included the VMware-NSX-unified-appliance-<version>.nub file i was looking for.
The file should be under Manager\nub. Once extracted it should be uploaded to /image/vmware/nsx/file-store/ on the nsx manager server
Verify the upgrade bundle by running: verify upgrade-bundle VMware-NSX-unified-appliance-<version> as the admin user. The output in my case was