Friday, December 8, 2017

How to update VI web client interface for ESXi 6.5 ?

If you are using ESXi 6.5 and seeing below two issues when using VI web-client interface:


  • Java exceptions during VI web-client navigation
  • Not seeing RDM option while adding disk to VM


https://communities.vmware.com/thread/542973


These above issues are resolved in the latest available esx-ui package, which can be downloaded from below VMware URL:

https://labs.vmware.com/flings/esxi-embedded-host-client#summary

Download Offline bundle for ESXi 6.x - esxui-offline-bundle-6.x-5744014.zip


Steps:

1. To check currently installed esx-ui package, login to ESXi 6.5 host via SSH and run:

# esxcli software vib list | grep esx-ui
esx-ui                         1.8.0-4516221                         VMware     VMwareCertified   2017-07-06


2. Copy zip file to any location on the esxi host for example i am copying it to “datastore1”

# pwd
/vmfs/volumes/datastore1


3. Update esx-ui package to the latest build:

# esxcli software vib update -d "/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/esxui-offline-bundle-6.x-5744014.zip"
Installation Result
   Message: Operation finished successfully.
   Reboot Required: false
   VIBs Installed: VMware_bootbank_esx-ui_1.21.0-5744014
   VIBs Removed: VMware_bootbank_esx-ui_1.8.0-4516221
   VIBs Skipped:


4. Check the version of installed package:

# esxcli software vib list | grep esx-ui
esx-ui                         1.21.0-5744014                        VMware     VMwareCertified   2017-08-01


Reboot ESX if Web UI is not updated.

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