Install VIB on VMware ESXi manually

If you experience issue with Host Preparation on your LAN NSX enviroment, it could be related with SSL certificate and dificulties to get

https://NSXMGR/bin/vdn/vibs-6.2.5/6.5-4463934/vxlan.zip

https://NSXMGR/bin/vdn/vibs-6.3.1/5.5-5114250/vxlan.zip

https://NSXMGR/bin/vdn/vibs-6.3.1/6.5-5124743/vxlan.zip

Solution:

1. Download vxlan.zip your PC

2. pscp vxlan.zip root@ESXIIP:tmp

3. on ESXi: esxcli software vib install -d /path/to/vxlan.zip

NOTE: if error appear: VIB VMware_bootbank_esx-vxlan_6.5.0-0.0.4463934 requires nsx-api <= 1, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.

please force the installation: esxcli software vib install -d /path/to/vxlan.zip --force

4. Check that VIB installed:
vmware -vl; esxcfg-vmknic -l | grep vxlan ; esxcli software vib list | grep esx-v

5. Back to NSX Manager and repair Host preparation.


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