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Nov 17, 2021

Using AutoDeploy. Loaded VMware-ESXi-7.0U3b-18905247 and the latest USB fling.

Ran the ISO export and got this error:

An error occured while performing the task<br/>
(None, None, &#x27;Error retrieving file for VIB \&#x27;VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328\&#x27;: (&quot;&lt;_io.BufferedReader name=\&#x27;/storage/imagebuilder/vibs/VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328.vib\&#x27;&gt;&quot;, &quot;Error opening file object for VIB \&#x27;VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328\&#x27;: Expected value \&#x27;[]\&#x27; for attribute \&#x27;swplatforms\&#x27;, but found value \&#x27;[&lt;vmware.esximage.Vib.SoftwarePlatform object at 0x7fc3945f18d0&gt;]\&#x27;.&quot;); (&quot;&lt;zipfile.ZipExtFile name=\&#x27;vib20/vmkusb-nic-fling/VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328.vib\&#x27; mode=\&#x27;r\&#x27; compress_type=deflate&gt;&quot;, &quot;Error opening file object for VIB \&#x27;VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328\&#x27;: Expected value \&#x27;[]\&#x27; for attribute \&#x27;swplatforms\&#x27;, but found value \&#x27;[&lt;vmware.esximage.Vib.SoftwarePlatform object at 0x7fc3945f1c90&gt;]\&#x27;.&quot;).&#x27;)

I suspect this latest USB driver is incompatible.. Any ideas?

Feb 06, 2022

FYI, I have the same issue....

I'm using scripts that are tried and tested from earlier v7 releases but it doesnt work on 7.03UC

PS C:\Users\username\Desktop\build> Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile $newProfile -ExportToIso -filepath ESXi-7.0U3c-19193900-standard-NUC.iso
Export-ESXImageProfile : Error retrieving file for VIB 'VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328': ("<zipfile.ZipExtFile name='vib20/vmkusb-nic-fling/VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328.vib'
mode='r' compress_type=deflate>", "Error opening file object for VIB 'VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328': Expected value '[]' for attribute 'swplatforms', but found value
'[<vmware.esximage.Vib.SoftwarePlatform object at 0x0000020C63000088>]'.").
At line:1 char:1
+ Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile $newProfile -ExportToIso -filepa ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Export-EsxImageProfile], SoapException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException,VMware.ImageBuilder.Commands.ExportProfile

Feb 11, 2022

@jlmj2009 I too ran into the same issue ...

so I tried ExportToBundle instead and it worked like a charm. I was upgrading from 7.0U2 so I didn't really need the ISO. The upgrade to 7.0U3c went smoothly from the host CLI. Nuc was able to rejoin my 3 node vSAN cluster and I was back up and running in no time. USB nic was recognized and connected on boot up.

PowerCLI:
Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile ESXi-7.0U3c-19193900-USBNIC -ExportToBundle -Force -filepath ESXi-7.0U3c-19193900-USBNIC.zip

CLI on host:
esxcli software profile install -p ESXi-7.0U3c-19193900-USBNIC -d /vmfs/<volume_name>/ESXi-7.0U3c-19193900-USBNIC.zip

Installation Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true

Best of luck!

Feb 11, 2022

Thanks, that did the job for me. I was building the .zip file anyway using Export-ESXImageProfile but was using the ISO to perform the upgrade. However, I was able to take the zip and apply that using the CLI on the host command. Worked fine. Appreciate you taking the time to provide a workaround.

Feb 11, 2022

Awesome! Glad to hear that.

Jan 29, 2022

Update to post: Now using 7.0u3c-19193900-standard with vCenter 7.0.3.00300

ISO export pulls similar error. Still think there is a compatibility issue that needs to be resolved.

An error occured while performing the task<br/>(None, None, &#x27;Error retrieving file for VIB \&#x27;VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328\&#x27;: (&quot;&lt;_io.BufferedReader name=\&#x27;/storage/imagebuilder/vibs/VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328.vib\&#x27;&gt;&quot;, &quot;Error opening file object for VIB \&#x27;VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328\&#x27;: Expected value \&#x27;[]\&#x27; for attribute \&#x27;swplatforms\&#x27;, but found value \&#x27;[&lt;vmware.esximage.Vib.SoftwarePlatform object at 0x7fc105c57cd0&gt;]\&#x27;.&quot;); (&quot;&lt;_io.BufferedReader name=\&#x27;/storage/imagebuilder/vibs/VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328.vib\&#x27;&gt;&quot;, &quot;Error opening file object for VIB \&#x27;VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328\&#x27;: Expected value \&#x27;[]\&#x27; for attribute \&#x27;swplatforms\&#x27;, but found value \&#x27;[&lt;vmware.esximage.Vib.SoftwarePlatform object at 0x7fc1042f9a90&gt;]\&#x27;.&quot;); (&quot;&lt;_io.BufferedReader name=\&#x27;/storage/imagebuilder/vibs/VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328.vib\&#x27;&gt;&quot;, &quot;Error opening file object for VIB \&#x27;VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328\&#x27;: Expected value \&#x27;[]\&#x27; for attribute \&#x27;swplatforms\&#x27;, but found value \&#x27;[&lt;vmware.esximage.Vib.SoftwarePlatform object at 0x7fc105c57950&gt;]\&#x27;.&quot;); (&quot;&lt;zipfile.ZipExtFile name=\&#x27;vib20/vmkusb-nic-fling/VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328.vib\&#x27; mode=\&#x27;r\&#x27; compress_type=deflate&gt;&quot;, &quot;Error opening file object for VIB \&#x27;VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328\&#x27;: Expected value \&#x27;[]\&#x27; for attribute \&#x27;swplatforms\&#x27;, but found value \&#x27;[&lt;vmware.esximage.Vib.SoftwarePlatform object at 0x7fc1042f9550&gt;]\&#x27;.&quot;).&#x27;)

Nov 18, 2021

Additional Update: Using VMware PowerCLI we get a little more descriptive on the issue.

PS D:\esx> Export-EsxImageProfile -ImageProfile esxcustom .\esxcustom.iso -ExportToIso -Force
WARNING: The image profile fails validation. The ISO / Offline Bundle will still be generated but may contain errors and may not boot or be functional. Errors:
WARNING: VIB VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328 requires vmkapi_incompat_2_9_0_0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.
WARNING: VIB VMW_bootbank_vmkusb-nic-fling_1.8-3vmw.703.0.15.51233328 requires vmkapi_2_9_0_0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.