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Incompatible Compliance Check ESXi upgrade

Upgrading ESXi host from 6.7 to 7.0.3G when I run the compliance check I get a list of VIB's below:

Huawei_bootbank_hio_2.1.0.15-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Hitachi_bootbank_scsi-hfcldd_4.40.18.2446-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

OCZ_Storage_Solutions_bootbank_scsi-ocz10xx_2.1.802-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

HTI_bootbank_hfcndd_10.42.19.96-1OEM.600.0.0.2768847

HTI_bootbank_hfcndd_10.42.19.96-1OEM.600.0.0.2768847

Chelsio_bootbank_net-cxgb4_1.3.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Silicom_bootbank_net-sgb_5.2.5-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

LSI_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-perc9_6.903.55.00-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Chelsio_bootbank_net-cxgb4_1.3.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

CSCO_bootbank_scsi-snic_0.0.1.26-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585

Memblaze_bootbank_scsi-pblaze3_S066-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

ATTO_Technology_Inc_bootbank_scsi-esas2hba_1.70-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

ATTO_Technology_Inc_bootbank_scsi-esas4hba_1.11-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

ATTO_Technology_Inc_bootbank_scsi-celerity8fc_1.36-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Adaptec_bootbank_scsi-adp80xx_1.4.0.11068-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

ATTO_Technology_Inc_bootbank_scsi-celerity8fc_1.36-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

OCZ_Storage_Solutions_bootbank_scsi-ocz10xx_2.1.802-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

ATTO_Technology_Inc_bootbank_scsi-celerity16fc_1.08-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Memblaze_bootbank_scsi-pblaze3_S066-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Hitachi_bootbank_scsi-hfcldd_4.40.18.2446-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

LSI_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-perc9_6.903.55.00-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Chelsio_bootbank_scsi-csiostor_1.0.0.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

ATTO_Technology_Inc_bootbank_scsi-celerity16fc_1.08-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

CSCO_bootbank_scsi-snic_0.0.1.26-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585

Huawei_bootbank_hio_2.1.0.15-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

SSY_bootbank_scsi-shannon_2.8.6.2-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585

ATTO_Technology_Inc_bootbank_scsi-esas2hba_1.70-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

areca_bootbank_scsi-arcmsr_1.20.00.22-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

ATTO_Technology_Inc_bootbank_scsi-esas4hba_1.11-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Chelsio_bootbank_scsi-csiostor_1.0.0.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Adaptec_bootbank_scsi-adp80xx_1.4.0.11068-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Silicom_bootbank_net-sgb_5.2.5-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

areca_bootbank_scsi-arcmsr_1.20.00.22-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

QLogic_bootbank_scsi-bfa_3.2.6.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

Chelsio_bootbank_scsi-csiostor_1.0.0.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

QLogic_bootbank_scsi-bfa_3.2.6.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820

SSY_bootbank_scsi-shannon_2.8.6.2-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585

Intel_bootbank_intel-nvme_1.0e.2.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1391871


I can use esxcli to remove them but is this common to have so many?  

Is it a good idea to remove all these?


Thanks

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It is common, to have so many.

What is the server, looks like the original is an OEM version of ESXi.

Are you using an OEM version to update ?

What is server make and model ?

Upgrades can be troublesome, it's recommended to install a new version.

PS. Don't upgrade or install on SD or USB flash drives.
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The server is a Dell R630 older server I know but can still work with 7.0.3 since 6.7 is EOL.  The current version of Esxi 6.7 was installed from an iso I got from VMware via our support contract, I upgraded it to 6.7 myself via fresh install.  I was looking at using Lifecycle Manager to upgrade as you had suggested it in a previous post I had about removing server from cluster.  So your saying I should do the install from USB just like building new system.  These servers had originally had Esxi installed on SD cards I have since changed that to use the actual hard drives in the servers.

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Oh I am running Vcenter 7.0.3 already thanks for the info I am downloading it now and By the way Dell has moved those images to MyVMWare now.  Should I still do the upgrade via Lifecycle Manage?

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If I should do a straight up install should I demount all the SAN storage LUNs prior to install and then write over the VMFS that the install finds on the local datastore?  Just looking for Best practices.

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they've always been on VMware for many many years!

I just gave you the Dell links
I should have read the first post about the install thank you I will let you know how it comes out.

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I was able to upgrade the host now running into License issues which I have a ticket open with VMWare.

Thanks for your help.

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ESXi 7.0 operates in 60 days trial mode.

But you do need a 7.0 license as 6.x licenses will not work, these are usually available in your VMware Connect, or if you have a subscription, these are likely to be 8.0 now, and you downgrade them.
Yea issue is we are current with out sub but it VMWare is not upgrading these to vSphere 7 for some reason it's probably me but I hate VMware's license portal.  Anyway ticket open I will get it worked out.

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you've got plenty of time, 60 days before the licenses expire.