Installing on VMware ESX 4.1

Use the following procedure to install the .vib files for a VMware ESX 4.1 system. Perform the installation from an ESX 4.1 console or from a remote system running a Telnet/SSH client.

  1. Copy the following files from the installer download location to your local ESX 4.1 /tmp directory (see Downloading the Installer Package for details):
    • vmware-esx-provider-arcconf.vib
    • vmware-esx-provider-arcsmis.vib

    The arcconf.vib is for command line communication.

    The arcsmis.vib is for remote management communication.

  2. Stop operations. /etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog stop
  3. Check for an existing installation of arcconf. esxupdate --vib-view query | grep arcconf
  4. Remove the existing installation of arcconf. esxupdate -b < arcconf module name > --maintenancemode remove When the package is removed, you receive the message "The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective".
  5. Check for an existing installation of arcsmis. esxupdate --vib-view query | grep arcsmis
  6. Remove the existing installation of arcsmis. esxupdate -b < arcsmis module name > --maintenancemode remove When the package is removed, you receive the message "The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective."
  7. Reboot the system.
  8. Stop operations. /etc/init.d/./sfcbd-watchdog stop
  9. Install the arcconf package. esxupdate -b /tmp/vmware-esx-provider-arcconf.vib --nodeps --nosigcheck --maintenancemode update When the package is installed, you receive the message "The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective."
  10. Install the arcsmis package. esxupdate -b /tmp/vmware-esx-provider-arcsmis.vib --nodeps --nosigcheck --maintenancemode update When the package is installed, you receive the message "The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective."
  11. Reboot the system.
  12. Continue with Installing on a VMware Guest OS.

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