The image profile acceptance level is set to VMwareAccepted and the driver acceptance level is set to Partner

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.

A.
driver will be included , but the support diverted to vendor

B.
image will be created but driver will not be included

C.
image can not be created

D.
driver will include, and support will be provided by VMware.

Explanation:

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.

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc_50/GUID-27BBBAB8-01EA-4238-8140-1C3C3EFC0AA6.html

8 Comments on “The image profile acceptance level is set to VMwareAccepted and the driver acceptance level is set to Partner

  1. J.D. says:

    I agree I believe its…
    R=C

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=/com.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc_50/GUID-27BBBAB8-01EA-4238-8140-1C3C3EFC0AA6.html

    Setting HIP Acceptance Level to VMwareAccepted should only use the VMWare accepted driver. However, I don’t think you can create the image because – 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 acceptance commands. See the following – http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc_50/GUID-27BBBAB8-01EA-4238-8140-1C3C3EFC0AA6.html

  2. Daniel says:

    The Question is badly formed, thats the problem.
    It says that the driver is downloaded from the Vendor this could mean that its Acceptance level is either VMwareAccepted OR PartnerSupported.
    – Its not clear WHICH.

    The second part of the Question is, if its NOT supported, does the Image Build or not.
    – Saidly I have no clue..

  3. Scott says:

    Here is my push for B being the correct answer… see the note at the end of the resource.. (optional) you can force a esxcli software vib (install, remove, update) or esxcli software profile (get, update), etc. these commands are used to install vibs, or create and update profiles with acceptance levels lower than vmwareAccepted and vmwareCertified.

    So my guess is B.. image can be created, but the driver will not be included, AND the support will be directed to the partner.

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.upgrade.doc_50%2FGUID-27BBBAB8-01EA-4238-8140-1C3C3EFC0AA6.html

    Match a Host Acceptance Level with an Update Acceptance Level
    You can change the host acceptance level to match the acceptance level for a VIB or image profile that you want to install. The acceptance level of all VIBs on a host must be at least as high as the host acceptance level.

    Use this procedure to determine the acceptance levels of the host and the VIB or image profile to install, and to change the acceptance level of the host, if necessary for the update.

    When you specify a target server by using –server=server_name in the procedure, the specified server prompts you for a user name and password. Other connection options, such as a configuration file or session file, are supported. For a list of connection options, see Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces, or run esxcli –help at the vCLI command prompt.

    Prerequisites
    Install vCLI or deploy the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual machine. See Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces. For troubleshooting , run esxcli commands in the ESXi Shell.

    Procedure
    1 Retrieve the acceptance level for the VIB or image profile.

    Option
    Description

    List information for all VIBs
    esxcli –server=server_name software sources vib list –depot=depot_URL

    List information for a specified VIB
    esxcli –server=server_name software sources vib list –viburl=vib_URL

    List information for all image profiles
    esxcli –server=server_name software sources profile list –depot=depot_URL

    List information for a specified image profile
    esxcli –server=server_name software sources profile get –depot=depot_URL –profile=profile_name

    2 Retrieve the host acceptance level.

    esxcli –server=server_name software acceptance get

    3 (Optional) If the acceptance level of the VIB is more restrictive than the acceptance level of the host, change the acceptance level of the host.

    esxcli –server=server_name software acceptance set –level=acceptance_level

    The acceptance_level can be VMwareCertified, VMwareAccepted, PartnerSupported, or CommunitySupported. The values for acceptance_level are case-sensitive.

    Note
    You can use the –force option for the esxcli software vib or esxcli software profile command to add a VIB or image profile with a lower acceptance level than the host. A warning will appear. Because your setup is no longer consistent, the warning is repeated when you install VIBs, remove VIBs, and perform certain other operations on the host.


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