I have an ESXi host that is running VMware version 6.0 Update 2 and I wish to update it to version 3.0 while performing a new installation that overwrites the existing host settings.
I have a config bundle .tgz file downloaded (see attached instructions). After practicing on an older ESXI host, I was not able to restore the config bundle with the recommended command. My objective is to overwrite the existing installation of VMware and then restore the previous configuration settings. See attached Microsoft Word document. I put htat together myself, it is not an official VMware document.
I am having "invalid argument" errors meesages come up with I tigger the following command from an SSH connection.
I was able to successfully install the new version on the Test ESXI host while overwrite the network settings and IP address in the process. During the VMware installation I set the password. I then changed the IP address of the ESXi host to what it was before. I then FTP'd the config to the <root>/tmp/ - folder (as the instructions stated); but, I received an invalid command error when trying to execute: vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/restore_c
: Can someone explain to me why I cannot restore the config?
2: Is the config not supposed to be restored this way? Is it supposed to be restored another way?
: Will I just need to manually recreate the VSwitches and VMnic assignments if I overwrite those settings?