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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Adding a VIB (software package) to an image profile

When there is a need to patch an auto-deployed ESXi server with a newer device driver version, you will have to modify an image profile in use so you can add an updated driver to it. Once the driver VIBs have been added to the image profile, it can then be used to redeploy the same ESXi servers.

Getting ready

To add VIBs to an ESXi image profile, the image profile should meet the following requirements:

  • The image profile should not be set to read-only.
  • The image profile should not be assigned to hosts. This is because the image profiles assigned to hosts are locked and thus do not allow you to add VIBs to them.
  • The VIBs shouldn't conflict with any of the existing VIBs in the profile. If there is such ...

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