Maxtang’s NX 6412 NUC – update ESXi 8.0a

VMware ESXi 8.0a release was announced:

How to prepare ESXi Custom ISO image 8U0a for NX6412 NUC?

Download these files:

Run those script to prepare Custom ISO image you should use PowerCLI version 13.0. Problem with upgrade to PowerCLI you could fix with blog PowerCLI 13 update and installation hurdles on Windows:

Add-EsxSoftwareDepot .\VMware-ESXi-8.0a-20842819-depot.zip
Add-EsxSoftwareDepot .\ESXi800-VMKUSB-NIC-FLING-61054763-component-20826251.zip
New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile "ESXi-8.0a-20842819-standard" -name "ESXi-8.0.0-20842819-USBNIC" -Vendor "vdan.cz"
Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile "ESXi-8.0.0-20842819-USBNIC" -SoftwarePackage "vmkusb-nic-fling"
Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-8.0.0-20842819-USBNIC" -ExportToBundle -filepath ESXi-8.0.0-20842819-USBNIC.zip

Upgrade to ESXi 8.0

TPM_VERSION WARNING: Support for TPM version 1.2 is discontinued. With Apply –no-hardware-warning option to ignore the warnings and proceed with the transaction.

esxcli software profile update -d  /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/_ISO/ESXi-8.0.1-20842819-USBNIC.zip -p ESXi-8.0.1-20842819-USBNIC --no-hardware-warning
Update Result
   Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
   Reboot Required: true

Author: Daniel Micanek

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