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VAAI: NSX VMware VIB blocks NetApp VAAI plugin deployment on ESXi hosts

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Applies to

  • VMware vSphere APIs for Array Integration (VAAI)
  • NetApp ONTAP 9
  • VMware ESXi 
  • ONTAP Tools for VMware vSphere (OTV)


When attempting to Deploy the NetApp VAAI 2.0.1-16 plugin using OTV or the manual method via esxcli, the following error can be seen.

esxcli software component apply -d /vmfs/volumes/55817272-15c0822b-0000-000000000000/temp/
On platform embeddedEsx, VIB VMware_bootbank_esx-nsxv_6.7.0-0.0.14762108 requires esx-base << 7.0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.
Please refer to the log file for more details.


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