ESXi third party bundle installation (async driver)

By | 10th February 2014

One of  the easiest method to install a third party bundle is to use esxcli.  Discovered this while trying to install bnx2 driver.

This bundle was installed on a 5.1 GA machine.

~ # esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/Softwares/BCM-NetXtremeII-xx.0-offline_bundle-xxxx.zip

Installation Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed:xxxx
VIBs Removed: xxx
VIBs Skipped:
~ #
~ # reboot
~ #

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