Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ESXI restore config error: Missing Manifest File

Reminder for self:

[root@localhost:/tmp] vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/restore_config /tmp/configBundle.tgz force
(vim.fault.InvalidBundle) {
   faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null, 
   faultMessage = <unset>, 
   text = "Missing Manifest File"
   msg = "Received SOAP response fault from [<cs p:06f94a48, TCP:localhost:80>]: restoreConfiguration


The reason for this error is a different releaselevel in the Manifest.txt file

[root@localhost:/tmp] more Manifest.txt 
RELEASELEVEL=VMware ESXi 6.5.0 Update 2
UUID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-0secretnumber here


change the releaselevel to the current release and try again!

To check the current releaselevel execute the following command:

[root@ESXI:/tmp] vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/backup_config
Bundle can be downloaded at : http://*/downloads/{some-drive-here}/configBundle-ESXI.lan.tgz


Download this file and check the layout of manifest.txt inside the tgz

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