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ESX 6.5 U1 NCM VIB fails to install

RussellDuma
Occasional Contributor

ESX 6.5 U1 NCM VIB fails to install

I have a newly installed ESXi 6.5 host on our new Synergy 480 Gen10 host. We have 8 hosts, all of them but 1 has been able to installed the VIBs for NCM for ESX.

When I try to use either a local install OR web install, I get the same error.

The transaction is not supported: VIB Nimble_bootbank_nimble-ncs_5.1.0-650006 cannot be live installed.

 

from /scratch/log/esxupdte.log

 

2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: LiveImageInstaller: DEBUG: The transaction is not supported for live install: ['VIB Nimble_bootbank_nimble-ncs_5.1.0-650006 cannot be live installed.']
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: HostImage: INFO: LiveImageInstaller is not supported, skipping.
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR:   File "/usr/lib/vmware/esxcli-software", line 468, in <module>
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR:     main()
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR:   File "/usr/lib/vmware/esxcli-software", line 459, in main
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR:     ret = CMDTABLE[command](options)
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR:   File "/usr/lib/vmware/esxcli-software", line 355, in VibInstallCmd
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR:     nosigcheck=opts.nosigcheck)
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR:   File "/build/mts/release/bora-7388607/bora/build/esx/release/vmvisor/sys-boot/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/vmware/esximage/Transaction.py", line 262, in InstallVibsFromSources
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR:   File "/build/mts/release/bora-7388607/bora/build/esx/release/vmvisor/sys-boot/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/vmware/esximage/Transaction.py", line 382, in _installVibs
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR:   File "/build/mts/release/bora-7388607/bora/build/esx/release/vmvisor/sys-boot/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/vmware/esximage/Transaction.py", line 443, in _validateAndInstallProfile
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR:   File "/build/mts/release/bora-7388607/bora/build/esx/release/vmvisor/sys-boot/lib64/python3.5/site-packages/vmware/esximage/HostImage.py", line 827, in Stage
2018-06-14T23:39:59Z esxupdate: 96006: root: ERROR: vmware.esximage.Errors.StatelessError: The transaction is not supported: VIB Nimble_bootbank_nimble-ncs_5.1.0-650006 cannot be live installed.

At a loss now as both Nimble support and VMware support can't resolve this.

 

Cheers,

Russell