I recently wrote an article on installing OMSA 8.4 VIB on ESXi 6.5 and also installing OMSA 8.4 VIB on ESXi 5.5 — Sometime between then and now, Dell released OpenManage Server Administrator version 8.5 and a VIB for ESXi 6.0 and 6.5.
Here is how to download/install OMSA 8.5 VIB on ESXi 6.5 or ESXi 6.0. This is not available for earlier versions.
1. Download VIB
|VIB for ESXi Version||OMSA Version|
|VMware ESXi 6.5||OMSA 8.5|
|VMware ESXi 6.0||OMSA 8.5|
Upload to Datastore
2. SSH to host
- You need SSH enabled on the host
3. Execute command
esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/<your_datastore_here>/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-8.5.0-2372.VIB-ESX65i_A00.zip
- Replace <your_datastore_here> in the command with the name of the datastore where the VIB was uploaded.
Wait for a minute…
Here for your reference is the output.
[root@r220:~] esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-8.5.0-2372.VIB-ESX65i_A00.zip
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: Dell_bootbank_OpenManage_8.5.0.ESXi650-2372
VIBs Removed: Dell_bootbank_OpenManage_8.4.0.ESXi600-0000
As you can see, this installation has removed the OpenManage 8.4 VIB I installed for ESXi 6.0 and installed the OpenManage 8.5 VIB for ESXi 6.5
Finally, you will need to reboot your host.
Thank you for reading.