VMware ESXi network driver install and upgrade

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Recently I have to perform a network driver update in the ESXi host, it is very nice to do this. Here I am updating the Ethernet card driver for ESXi 5. This process can be used for updating any driver in the ESXi & ESX host.

VMware uses a file package called a VIB (VMware Installation Bundle) as the mechanism for installing or upgrading software packages, drivers on an ESX server.

The file may be installed directly on an ESX server from the command line or we can deploy using VMware update manager. Here I am going to mention about the command line method of doing the upgrade.

Install or update a patch/driver on the host using these commands:

COMMAND LINE INSTALLATION

New Installation

For new installs, you should perform the following steps, Issue the following command

or

Upgrade Installation

The upgrade process is similar to a new install, except…

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