You can use this procedure to install offline bundles that have been copied from the driver ISO image to the ESX host.
||Extract the contents of the ISO image to the ESX host.|
||Identify the offline-bundle.zip file containing the eNIC or fNIC driver being installed.|
||Using DataStore Browser, upload the offline-bundle.zip file to the ESX host's datastore.|
||Log into the ESX host using an account with administrator privileges, such as root.|
||Navigate to /vmfs/volumes/datastorename/ and locate the offline-bundle.zip file.|
||Run the esxupdate update --nosigcheck --olderversion --maintenancemode --bundle offline-bundle.zip command. |
olderversion is not a variable. olderversion is the verbatim command, specifying that the older, existing version should be replaced with the new driver.
The ESX driver is unsigned. You must use the nosigcheck option or the installation will fail.
||Reboot the ESX host.|
If the driver loads correctly, one of the following messages appear on the console screen after reboot:
The following example shows how to update an existing ESX driver with the latest version:
UCS-A# esxupdate update --nosigcheck --olderversion --maintenancemode --bundle fnic-184.108.40.206-esx400-release.zip