You can change the host acceptance level to match the acceptance level for a VIB or image profile that you want to install. The acceptance level of all VIBs on a host must be at least as high as the host acceptance level.

Use this procedure to determine the acceptance levels of the host and the VIB or image profile to install, and to change the acceptance level of the host, if necessary for the update.

When you specify a target server by using --server=server_name in the procedure, the specified server prompts you for a user name and password. Other connection options, such as a configuration file or session file, are supported. For a list of connection options, see Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces, or run esxcli --help at the vCLI command prompt.

Install vCLI or deploy the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual machine. See Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces. For troubleshooting, run esxcli commands in the ESXi Shell.

1

Retrieve the acceptance level for the VIB or image profile.

Option

Description

List information for all VIBs

esxcli --server=server_name software sources vib list --depot=depot_URL

List information for a specified VIB

esxcli --server=server_name software sources vib list --viburl=vib_URL

List information for all image profiles

esxcli --server=server_name software sources profile list --depot=depot_URL

List information for a specified image profile

esxcli --server=server_name software sources profile get --depot=depot_URL --profile=profile_name

2

Retrieve the host acceptance level.

esxcli --server=server_name software acceptance get

3

(Optional) If the acceptance level of the VIB is more restrictive than the acceptance level of the host, change the acceptance level of the host.

esxcli --server=server_name software acceptance set --level=acceptance_level

The acceptance_level can be VMwareCertified, VMwareAccepted, PartnerSupported, or CommunitySupported. The values for acceptance_level are case-sensitive.

Note

You can use the --force option for the esxcli software vib or esxcli software profile command to add a VIB or image profile with a lower acceptance level than the host. A warning will appear. Because your setup is no longer consistent, the warning is repeated when you install VIBs, remove VIBs, and perform certain other operations on the host.