I got an error while upgrade ESXi host from ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.5 . The upgrade process failed with the error “Conflicting_vibs Error” which explained at the picture I added.
At this KB I explained how to fix this error.
Error: <CONFGLICTING_VIBS ERROR: Vibs on the host are conflicting with vibs in metadata.Remove the conflicting vibs or use image builder to create a custom ISO providing newer version of the conflicting vibs.
Login ESXi Host Over SSH
~ # esxcli software vib list|grep Mel net-mst 22.214.171.124-1OEM.5126.96.36.1990000 Mellanox PartnerSupported 2015-03-02
Remove Conflict VIBS
# esxcli software vib remove --vibname=net-mst Removal Result Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective. Reboot Required: true VIBs Installed: VIBs Removed: Mellanox_bootbank_net-mst_188.8.131.52-1OEM.5184.108.40.2060000 VIBs Skipped: ~ #
Restart ESXi Host and Start Upgrade Steps