Forcefully Removing the Cisco Nexus VEM on ESXi


I recently ran into an issue when trying to upgrade my ESXi hosts to 5.5 where the VUM upgrade would fail due to some inconsistent vibs for the Nexus vem (By default the 5.5 bundle includes the vem vib and will try to update).

After doing some searching I found the following method which will allow you to forcefully remove the vib (NOTE: don’t try to do this if your N1kv is running!)

  • chavizzle

    Thanks for the article, just now running into this upgrading Cisco Blades to 6.0 U2 and not using the VEM anymore

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