Installing on VMware

Note: You must remove the old driver before you can install the new one. You must have root privilege to install the new driver.
Note: To copy the driver VIB file to the VMware ESX/ESXi server (in Step 2 below), you must have access to a remote copy utility, such as WinSCP, putty, or Linux scp.

To install the driver on VMware:

  1. At the VMware console screen, type these commands to remove the old driver:

    VMware ESX 4.1:

    esxupdate query --vib-view | grep -i aacraid (list driver packages) 
    esxupdate -b <vibID> --maintenancemode remove (remove package)
    where vibID is the full name of the driver package.
    Note: For VMware 4.0 or earlier, use the rpm -e command to remove the driver.

    VMware ESXi 5.x:

    esxcli software vib list | grep -i aacraid (list driver packages) 
    esxcli software vib remove --vibname=scsi-aacraid --maintenance-mode (remove package)
  2. Using a remote copy utility, copy the driver VIB file for your operating system version to a local directory on the ESX server. This example uses Linux scp to copy the driver to /tmp/aacraid (where xxxxx is the build number):

    VMware ESX 4.1:

    scp /mnt/sda1/linux/driver/vmware-esx-drivers-scsi-aacraid-400.4.2.1.xxxxx- root@<esx-server-ip>:/tmp/aacraid

    VMware ESXi 5.1:

    scp /mnt/sda1/linux/driver/vmware-esxi-drivers-scsi-aacraid-510.5.2.1.xxxxx.- root@<esx-server-ip>:/tmp/aacraid

    VMware ESXi 5.5:

    scp /mnt/sda1/linux/driver/vmware-esxi-drivers-scsi-aacraid-550.5.2.1.xxxxx.- root@<esx-server-ip>:/tmp/aacraid
  3. Install the VIB module (where xxxxx is the build number):

    VMware ESX 4.1:

    esxupdate -b /tmp/aacraid/vmware-esx-drivers-scsi-aacraid-400.4.2.1.xxxxx- --nodeps --nosigcheck --maintenancemode update

    VMware ESXi 5.1:

    esxcli software vib install -f -v file:/tmp/aacraid/vmware-esxi-drivers-scsi-aacraid-510.5.2.1.xxxxx.-

    VMware ESXi 5.5:

    esxcli software vib install -f -v file:/tmp/aacraid/vmware-esxi-drivers-scsi-aacraid-550.5.2.1.xxxxx.-
  4. Reboot your computer.

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