Showing posts with label ESXi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ESXi. Show all posts

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Upgrade ESX 4 Update 2 to ESX 4.1

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Upgrade ESX 4 Update 2 to ESX 4.1

Problems with VUM (VMware Update Manager) lead me to upgrade our ESX 4 U2 hosts to ESX 4.1 using the command line. During the upgrade, I was getting an error about a certain rpm package that would not uninstall properly (esxupdate error 15), so I've included that as part of my instructions.

To prepare for the upgrade, you need to download the ESX pre-upgrade zip file as well as the 4.1 upgrade zip file. I used WinSCP to copy them to the /tmp directory on each ESX host, then put the hosts in maintenance mode using vCenter before doing the upgrade. The whole process is pretty quick once you've downloaded and staged the zip files.

Note these instructions assume you use sudo for admin tasks, if not, leave it out.

1. install pre-relase patch: sudo esxupdate update --bundle=/tmp/pre-upgrade-from-ESX4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip

2. install upgrade: sudo esxupdate update --bundle=/tmp/upgrade-from-ESX4.0-to-4.1.0-0.0.260247-release.zip

3. remove RPM from update 2 that won't remove autmatically (the first command checks to see if it is still installed, the second removes it if it is still there): sudo rpm -q vmware-esx-apps-4.0.0-2.17.261974 sudo rpm -e vmware-esx-apps-4.0.0-2.17.261974

4. reboot sudo reboot

5. Afterwards, you can log back in and check the host version: sudo vmware -v

Friday, November 26, 2010

VMWARE Bios Mega Pack

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VMWARE Bios Mega Pack

Vmware Bios Mega Pack (337 bios files, 168MB uncompressed, 1.08MB zipped)


This bios pack contains Vmware bios v295 slp1.0, Vmware bios v314 slp1.0, Vmware bios v314 slic 2.0 + slp 1.0, Vmware bios v314 slic 2.0 no slp 1.0, Vmware bios v314 slic 2.1 + slp 1.0, and Vmware bios v314 slic 2.1 no slp 1.0.

Vmware bios v295 slp1.0- Older Bios revision. Kept for compatability. Manufactures below are:
  • acer
  • Acer_travelmate
  • Actebis
  • alienware
  • american future
  • amoi
  • aquarius
  • Asus
  • atcomputer
  • benq
  • brain technology
  • dell
  • dixonsxp
  • elitegroup
  • emachines
  • emaxs
  • epson
  • equus
  • founder
  • fujitsu
  • gateway
  • genuine
  • gigabyte
  • greatwall
  • haiercomputer
  • hasee
  • hedy
  • hi-grade
  • hitachi
  • HP
  • ibm
  • iqon
  • itautec
  • kohjinsha
  • kraftway
  • k-systems
  • lan plus
  • legend
  • lenovo
  • lg
  • matsus
  • matsushita
  • maxdata
  • medion
  • mitsubishi
  • mouse
  • msi
  • nca
  • nec
  • optima
  • oqo
  • positivo
  • powerspec
  • roverbook
  • Samsung
  • seanix
  • seneca
  • shanda
  • sharp
  • shuttle
  • sony
  • sotec
  • synnex
  • sysfic
  • systemax
  • targa
  • tarox
  • tcl
  • tektronix
  • time computer
  • toshiba
  • trigem
  • tsinghua
  • unmodified
  • vpr matrix
  • Vmware bios v314 slp1.0-Newest bios works with Vmware 6.X-7.X. Manufacturers include all of V295 plus the following:
  • jvc
  • viewsonic
  • xp virtual mode
  • Vmware bios v314 slic 2.0 + slp1.0-Newest bios works with Vmware 6.X-7.X. There is (1) bios per bin
  • file, each containing the slic 2.0 for that bin file and the corresponding slp 1.0 for that manufacturer. Manufacturers are :
  • acer
  • alienware
  • asus
  • averatec
  • benq
  • chiligrren-maxdata
  • dell
  • elitegroup-ecs
  • emachines-gateway
  • everex-fic
  • founder
  • fujitsu
  • gigabyte
  • greatwall
  • haier
  • hasee
  • hedy
  • hp-compaq
  • ibm-lenovo
  • iqon
  • kohjinsha
  • ksystems
  • lg
  • medion
  • msi
  • nec
  • oqo
  • panasonic
  • powerspec
  • roverbook
  • samsung
  • sharp
  • sony
  • sotec
  • systemax
  • targa
  • tcl
  • toshiba
  • tsinghua

Vmware bios v314 slic 2.0 no slp1.0-Newest bios works with Vmware 6.X-7.X. There is (1) bios per bin file containing the slic 2.0. There are no slp 1.0 for these manufacturers. Manufacturers are :
  • advent
  • ctlcom
  • dealin
  • egolife
  • general-dyn
  • gericom
  • getac
  • kouziro
  • meshpc
  • olidata
  • packard
  • velocity


Vmware bios v314 slic 2.1 no slp1.0-Newest bios works with Vmware 6.X-7.X. There is (1) bios per bin file containing the slic 2.1. There are no slp 1.0 for these manufacturers. Manufacturers are :
  • advent
  • fsc
  • nokia
  • quanmax

Vmware bios v314 slic 2.1 + slp1.0-Newest bios works with Vmware 6.X-7.X. There is (1) bios per bin
file, each containing the slic 2.1 for that bin file and the corresponding slp 1.0 for that manufacturer. Manufacturers are :
  • acer
  • alienware
  • asus
  • benq
  • compaq-hp
  • dell
  • founder
  • fujitsu
  • gigabyte
  • lenovo-ibm
  • lg
  • medion
  • msi
  • samsung
  • sony
  • toshiba
  • trigem
File name: VMWARE Bios Mega pack.7z
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