• #56

    can't export to iso ESXi703-VMKUSB-NIC-FLING-55634242-component-19849370.zip

    May 26, 2022

    I can export the new image to a .zip, but can not export to an iso.

    full process.

    PS C:\esxibuild> ls

    Directory: C:\esxibuild

    Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
    ---- ------------- ------ ----
    -a---- 5/24/2022 4:30 PM 395709416 ESXi-7.0U3c-19193900-standard.zip
    -a---- 5/24/2022 8:15 AM 586819059 ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-depot.zip
    -a---- 5/25/2022 2:42 PM 395765368 ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-USBNIC.zip
    -a---- 5/25/2022 2:37 PM 352595 ESXi703-VMKUSB-NIC-FLING-55634242-component-19849370.zip

    PS C:\esxibuild>
    PS C:\esxibuild> Add-EsxSoftwareDepot .\ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-depot.zip

    Depot Url

    PS C:\esxibuild> Add-EsxSoftwareDepot .\ESXi703-VMKUSB-NIC-FLING-55634242-component-19849370.zip

    Depot Url

    PS C:\esxibuild> New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile "ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-standard" -name "ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-USBNIC" -Vendor "virten.net"

    Name Vendor Last Modified Acceptance Level
    ---- ------ ------------- ----------------
    ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-USBNIC virten.net 3/29/2022 12... PartnerSupported

    PS C:\esxibuild> Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile "ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-USBNIC" -SoftwarePackage "vmkusb-nic-fling"

    Name Vendor Last Modified Acceptance Level
    ---- ------ ------------- ----------------
    ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-USBNIC virten.net 5/26/2022 7:... PartnerSupported

    PS C:\esxibuild> Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-USBNIC" -ExportToIso -filepath ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-USBNIC.iso
    Export-ESXImageProfile : Error retrieving file for VIB 'VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.10-1vmw.703.0.50.55634242':
    ("<zipfile.ZipExtFile name='vib20/vmkusb-nic-fling/VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.10-1vmw.703.0.50.55634242.vib'
    mode='r' compress_type=deflate>", "Error opening file object for VIB
    'VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.10-1vmw.703.0.50.55634242': Expected value '[]' for attribute 'swplatforms', but
    found value '[<vmware.esximage.Vib.SoftwarePlatform object at 0x0000022A92930288>]'.").
    At line:1 char:1
    + Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile "ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-USBNIC" -E ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Export-EsxImageProfile], SoapException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException,VMware.ImageBuilder.Commands.ExportProfile

  • May 26, 2022

    just for grins I tried to export the zip to iso, and that didn't work.

    without a working iso file the fling isn't useful for anyone that needs this to get their management interface working (the intended audience I believe) . No way to upgrade that I know of from older versions due to vib conflicts, and no way to install a clean esxi server without the iso.


  • Jun 10, 2022

    Any word on this?

  • Jul 07, 2022


    I just wanted to say that I ran in the same trouble as Sbonikowske yesterday, trying to bluid a custom image for esxi 7.0.3d (ESXi-7.0U3d-19482537-standard.zip) and the usb network bundle ESXi703-VMKUSB-NIC-FLING-55634242-component-19849370.zip

    Using the same method with an esxi 7.0.2e image ESXi-7.0U2e-19290878-standard.zip and the usb bundle ESXi702-VMKUSB-NIC-FLING-47140841-component-18150468.zip was OK (and the iso image did work for my installation)



  • Jul 29, 2022

    That's awesome! I was able to use 7.02e as well. Hope they fix the newer versions.

  • Aug 29, 2023

    No Joy with the following two combinations:


    I will try going forwards from 7.0.2e forward.