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VMware ESX Install iDRAC Service Module

I'm creating this guide because the instructions on the Dell website did not work for me.
Download FilesGot to the iDRAC service Module files that apply to the ESX host (should look like the item below) Copy Files to ESXExtract the ZIP you just downloaded and copy the .VIB and (not sure if this one is actually required) file to anywhere on the datastore InstallationShutdown all VMs and put the ESX host in maintenance modeSSH into the ESX hostRun the commands belowcd /vmfs/volumes/%datastoreName%we do this to easily get the GUID of the datastoreesxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/%DataStoreGUID%/ISO/iDRAC/%iDRACFile%.vib -fMine looked like this: esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/54311fd8-70c2redc-78546-44398f869345/ISO/iDRAC/cross_oem-dell-dcism-esxi_3.4.0.1.ESX6i-live.vib -fIf the install completes correctly you should see:  VIBs Installed: Dell_bootbank_dcism_3.4.0.1.ESXi6-1000 Reboot the ESX serverGo to the iDR…