Install vendor-distributed hardware acceleration NAS plug-ins on your host.

This topic provides an example for a VIB package installation using the esxcli command. For more details, see the vSphere Upgrade documentation.

In the procedure, --server=server_name specifies the target server. The specified target 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.

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.


Place your host into the maintenance mode.


Set the host acceptance level:

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

The command controls which VIB package is allowed on the host. The value can be one of the following:






Install the VIB package:

esxcli --server=server_name software vib install -v|--viburl=URL

The URL specifies the URL to the VIB package to install. http:, https:, ftp:, and file: are supported.


Verify that the plug-in is installed:

esxcli --server=server_name software vib list


Reboot your host for the installation to take effect.