Customized Dell ESXi 5.0 image makes the 5.1 upgrade fail
When attempting to migrate a few hosts from ESXi 5.0 to 5.1 the update manager continuously failed. After a whole lot of searching and log combing I came across a Dell forum thread that shed some light on to the problem.
Unfortunately, Dell’s updated ESXi image still failed. At this point I thought I would need to take a trip over to the data center and use a USB drive to upgrade the hosts. As I read through the thread, I came across a solution by Harri T (page 5, second to last post).
In essence, use VMWare’s depot to patch the 5.0 install via SSH.
- Download VMware-ESXi-5.1.0-799733-depot.zip and copy it to a local datastore.
- Download tg3-3.124c.v50.1-841079.zip and extract tg3-3.124c.v50.1-offline_bundle-841079.zip to a local datastore. I’m not sure if this is needed because depot.zip above has tg3 already.
- Enter Maintenance mode.
- Enable SSH, log in and type:
esxcli software profile install -d /vmfs/volumes/DATASTORE_NAME/VMware-ESXi-5.1.0-799733-depot.zip -p ESXi-5.1.0-799733-standard --ok-to-remove
- After rebooting exit Maintenance mode and disable SSH.
Pro-tip: Don’t let your HP-UX /optim volume fill up. Your Blackboard Transaction System will go ape shit and then die.
Also, 146 GB isn’t enough. Kind of like the 24 hours in a day.
Wrote my first COBOL application last night:
[deploy@cobl COBOL]$ cat hello.cob
* Sample COBOL program
DISPLAY “Hello World!”.
[deploy@cobl COBOL]$ ./hello
I would bet my financial future that COBOL handles more financial transactions than any other programming language ever created. Too bad it’s a language that won’t see too much of the future.
I work with people just like this.
This is what’s wrong with the extremist views. On what planet is it offensive for a male to engage a female in a public place with a simple hello? This is how humanity continues to exist, people. Well, I suppose we could stick to the arranged marriage thing.I understand that there are individuals that may go beyond a line. I understand that someone may blatantly ignore subtle or even direct cues from the other party. In these situations, this probably applies. What I find ridiculous is the idea that men should always ignore women in public places. If you truly want to be left alone then you might consider staying home. You don’t get to say that someone cannot speak to you in a public place. This is a right you [American] fought for. You can’t pick and choose who it applies to. We certainly cannot read your minds. When you find yourself ready to engage a male, what exactly do you believe the proper setting and method for doing so will look like? Since coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, parks, beaches, etc. are forbidden, are we to resign ourselves to Match.com for relationship building? Maybe bars? Oh wait, sometimes you go to bars for just a drink right? Shit, that’s out too.