Knowledge Base

The VMware Knowledge Base provides support solutions, error messages and troubleshooting guides
 
Search the VMware Knowledge Base (KB)   View by Article ID
 

Running the esxupdate command fails with dependency error: Requested VIB rpm_vmware-esx-vmkernel64_4.0.0-2.17.261974@i386 conflicts with the host (1026752)

Symptoms

  • Running this esxupdate command fails:
esxupdate --bundle  upgrade-from-esx4.0-4.0_update02.zip update
  • You see the error:

    Requested VIB rpm_vmware-esx-vmkernel64_4.0.0-2.17.261974@i386 conflicts with the host.

  • In the /var/log/vmware/esxupdate.log file, you see this error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/esxupdate", line 242, in ?
    cmd.Run()
  File "/usr/lib/vmware/python2.4/site-packages/vmware/esx4update/cmdline.py", line 357, in Run    deps = solver.Resolve()
  File "/usr/lib/vmware/python2.4/site-packages/vmware/esx4update/depsolver.py", line 453, in Resolve
    raise errors.DependencyError(problems)

DependencyError: Requested VIB rpm_vmware-esx-vmkernel64_4.0.0-2.17.261974@i386 conflicts with the host

Resolution

This issue occurs if you run the esxupdate command on an ESX host that does not use Cisco Nexus, but has its package installed.
 
To resolve this issue, remove the Cisco Nexus VIB.
 
To remove the Cisco Nexus VIB: 
  1. Run this command to identify the Cisco Nexus VIB:

    esxupdate query --vib-view | grep cross_cisco | grep installed

    You see an output similar to:

    cross_cisco-vem-v100-esx_4.0.4.1.1.31-1.11.11 installed 2010-03-11T10:02:29.076573-05:00

    Where cross_cisco-vem-v100-esx_4.0.4.1.1.31-1.11.11 is the VIB package to be removed.

  2. Run this command to remove the VIB:

    esxupdate -b cross_cisco-vem-v100-esx_4.0.4.1.1.31-1.11.11 remove

  3. Rerun the esxupdate command.

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.

Feedback

  • 1 Ratings

Did this article help you?
This article resolved my issue.
This article did not resolve my issue.
This article helped but additional information was required to resolve my issue.
What can we do to improve this information? (4000 or fewer characters)
  • 1 Ratings
Actions
KB: