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how to find the network drive version of a HOST ?

Is there any script to find the network Drive Version of a HOST ?
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Could you explain, what you mean by network drive version of a Host ?

do you mean the versions of network driver VIBS on the host, e.g. tg3 driver version ?

this script in this article will list all the vibs by vendor

http://www.lazywinadmin.com/2014/11/finding-vibs-on-esxi-hosts-with-powercli.html
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yes  andrew
That script should show you the vendor vibs, and version of network drivers, e.g. tg3, e1000 etc
But any other way to identify the present version as we are not allowed to run the VIB in our environment

Scenario :

We are going to update the driver with latest version so to cross verify whether it is updated or not we need to know the current version of the driver
the vib is the driver, inspecting the vib version will give you the driver version.

you can check the versions also using the vSphere Client.

I'm not sure how you can are going to update ESXi, without installing/updating the vib on the host.

We are talking about VMware vSphere (ESXi) ?
Finally we use the command as given in the attached image thanks Andrew
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@ Andrew

comments we use :  esxcli network nic get -n vmnic0

to update the driver we gave :

esxcli software vib install -v Location of the image
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sorry for the mis lead Andrew
can you guide me on how to manage effectively the VM environment
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VIB is new to me and came to know through you Andrew thanks for that.