The VMware KB article at this page is somewhat inaccurate. If you have the need to manually install the VCD agent on an ESXi host (I did – I had a glitch in the home lab tonight) then adjust your directions as follows.

  • Get the VIB file from the VCD server and upload it to a location that the ESXi server can get to.
  • Open up SSH on the ESXi server, and SSH in.
  • Use the command: esxcli software vib install –viburl=file:/path/to/vcdagent.vib
  • The web KB article lists the inaccurate command: esxcli software vib install /path/to/vcdagent.vib. Don’t do this! It wll throw a cryptic error about an unknown namespace.

That’ll fix it!

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