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

  • 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.


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.

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Install Dell OpenManage 8.4 VIB on ESXi 6.5 – Tyler N. Woods · April 28, 2017 at 6:28 am

[…] UPDATE 4/28/2017: Dell has released OMSA 8.5 and a VIB for ESXi 6.0-6.5. […]

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