NCM reboot / none reboot and Update path

    I wanted to put the information needed for NCM for VMware install / update in one place:

     

     

    When do you need to reboot ESXi host

     

    * Fresh install of NCM on ESXi 6.0.

    * Fresh install of NCM on ESXi 6.5.

    * Update or uninstall NCM

     

    When do you NOT need to reboot ESXi host

     

    * Fresh install of NCM on ESXi 5.x does not require a reboot.

     

    Using update manager

    When using the VUM only signed VIBs can be used.

     

    NCM version 3.4.0 is not signed by VMware for ESXi 5.0/6.0/6.5. Until the NCM bundles are signed by VMware, installation can be done through esxcli command only, and not through the VMware Update Manager.

     

    Note:

    When installing the VIB, the  --no-sig-check option must be used.

    Online bundle installation example for ESXi 6.0:

    esxcli software vib install -d http://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6/3.4.0 --no-sig-check

    Online bundle installation example for ESXi 6.5:

    esxcli software vib install -d http://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6.5/3.4.0 --no-sig-check

    Online bundle installation example for ESXi 5.0:

    esxcli software vib install -d http://update.nimblestorage.com/esx5/3.4.0 --no-sig-check

     

     

     

    Upgrade path

     

    3.4.0:

     

    From

    To

    3.3.0

    3.4.0

    3.2.0

    3.4.0

    3.1.0

    3.4.0

    2.3.x

    3.4.0

    2.2.x

    3.4.0

    2.1.x

    3.4.0

    2.0.x

    3.4.0

     

    3.3.0:

     

    From

    To

    3.2.0

    3.3.0

    3.1.0

    3.3.0

    2.3.x

    3.3.0

    2.2.x

    3.3.0

    2.1.x

    3.3.0

    2.0.x

    3.3.0

     

     

    3.2.0:

     

     

     

    3.1.0

    3.2.0

    2.3.x

    3.2.0

    2.2.x

    3.2.0

    2.1.x

    3.2.0

    2.0.x

    3.2.0

     

     

    3.1.0:

     

     

     

    2.3.x

    3.1.0

    2.2.x

    3.1.0

    2.1.x

    3.1.0

    2.0.x

    3.1.0

     

     

    2.3.1:

     

     

     

    2.2.1

    2.3.1

    2.1.0

    2.3.1

    2.0.7

    2.3.1

    2.0.6

    2.3.1

    2.0.4

    2.3.1