While attemtping to upgrade from ESXi 6.0 to 6.5, I received the following message from Upgrade Manager:
The upgrade contains the following set of conflicting VIBs: VMware_bootbank_ehci-ehci-hcd_1.0-4vmw.600.3.69.5572656 Remove the conflicting VIBs or use Image Builder to create a custom upgrade ISO image that contains the newer versions of the conflicting VIBs, and try to upgrade again.
After researching this message and not finding an answer that could fix it, I called Vmware support and this is what they suggested.
My server hardware: DELL PowerEdge R330
- Support asked me to download 6.5 upgrade, the zip file though. ESXi 6.5 zip file for DELL PowerEdge R330 can be found here. Click on the Vmware ESXi 6.5 U2 section and then click on the ‘Other formats’ link do download the .zip file.
- Next, upload this file to the host you’re trying to upgrade.
- Log on to the host as root and type the following command
- esxcli software vib install -d “/vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName/PatchName.zip”
- Reboot your host
The actual Vmware KB can be found here.