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How to Create a VMware ESXi 5 upgrade image containing the Nexus1000v in PowerCLI

This tutorial will guide you in how to create a VMware ESXi 5 upgrade image which includes the Nexus 1000v VEM, by using VMware PowerCLI. If you don’t already have VMware PowerCLI you can download it by clicking here.

Creating an ESXi 5 Upgrade Image with Nexus1000v in PowerCLI

1. Make sure you have downloaded the ESXi 5 upgrade bundle and the Cisco Nexus1000v software. In this tutorial I’m using VMware Upgrade Image 5.0 with Update 1 update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update01.zip and the Cisco Nexus1000v version 4.2(1) SV(1)5.1 VEM500-201201140102-BG-release.zip