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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 Files Got to Download the iDRAC service Module files that apply to the ESX host (should look like the item below) Copy Files to ESX Extract the ZIP you just downloaded and copy the .VIB and (not sure if this one is actually required) file to anywhere on the datastore Installation Shutdown all VMs and put the ESX host in maintenance mode SSH into the ESX host Run the commands below cd /vmfs/volumes/%datastoreName% we do this to easily get the GUID of the datastore esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/%DataStoreGUID%/ISO/iDRAC/%iDRACFile%.vib -f Mine 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 -f If the install completes correctly you should see:  VIBs Installed: Dell_bootbank_dcism_3.4.0.1.ESXi