The install, upgrade, and installorupgrade installation script commands require the use of disk device names.

Disk Device Names

Format

Examples

Description

VML

vml.00025261

The

device name as reported by the vmkernel

MPX

mpx.vmhba0:C0:T0:L0

The device name

Note

When you use a scripted upgrade to upgrade from ESX 4.x to ESXi 5.0, the MPX and VML disk names change, which might cause the upgrade to fail. To avoid this problem, use Network Address Authority Identifiers (NAA IDs) for the disk device instead of MPX and VML disk names.