An administrator has purchased a new 10GB Converged Network Adapter (CNA) for installation in system that is running ESXi 5.x. the administrator has downloaded the latest driver from the hardware vendor and wants to include the driver in an image. The image profile acceptance level is set to VMwareAccepted and the driver acceptance level is set to Partner Supported.
driver will be included , but the support diverted to vendor
image will be created but driver will not be included
image can not be created
driver will include, and support will be provided by VMware.
The acceptance level of all VIBs on a host must be at least as high as the host acceptance level. For example, if the host acceptance level is VMwareAccepted, you can install VIBs with acceptance levels of VMwareCertified and VMwareAccepted, but you cannot install VIBs with acceptance levels of PartnerSupported or CommunitySupported. To install a VIB with a less restrictive acceptance level than that of the host, you can change the acceptance level of the host by using the vSphere Client or by running esxcli software acceptancecommands.
Setting host acceptance levels is a best practice that allows you to specify which VIBs can be installed on a host and used with an image profile, and the level of support you can expect for a VIB. For example, a CommunitySupported VIB might not be recommended for an ESXi server in a production environment.