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#1 2022-12-15 09:33:53

neobane
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Installation on VMware ESXi 8.0.0

I've tried to install the latest XSIBackup-DC on a VMware ESXi 8.0.0 build-20513097 client, but when executing "./sxibackup" I get the error: "permission denied".

I've seen that the ESXi 8 version ist not supported yet, but I wanted to give you some logs.

$ vmware -v
VMware ESXi 8.0.0 build-20513097

$ /usr/lib/vmware/secureboot/bin/secureBoot.py -s
Disabled

$ esxcli system settings encryption get
   Mode: NONE
   Require Executables Only From Installed VIBs: false
   Require Secure Boot: false
   
   

$ cat /var/log/vmkernel.log
2022-12-15T09:11:48.307Z Wa(180) vmkwarning: cpu12:1051735)WARNING: UserCartel: 2885: Execution of non-installed file prevented: ./xsibackup
2022-12-15T09:11:48.307Z In(182) vmkernel: cpu12:1051735)UserCartel: 2890: sh: exec denied: file './xsibackup' not installed
2022-12-15T09:11:50.502Z In(182) vmkernel: cpu12:1051736)UserCartel: 2890: sh: exec denied: file './xsibackup' not installed
2022-12-15T09:12:12.738Z Wa(180) vmkwarning: cpu11:1051741)WARNING: UserCartel: 2885: Execution of non-installed file prevented: ./xsibackup
2022-12-15T09:12:12.738Z In(182) vmkernel: cpu11:1051741)UserCartel: 2890: sh: exec denied: file './xsibackup' not installed
2022-12-15T09:12:14.836Z In(182) vmkernel: cpu11:1051742)UserCartel: 2890: sh: exec denied: file './xsibackup' not installed




Any ideas about this?

#2 2022-12-15 15:33:53

admin
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Re: Installation on VMware ESXi 8.0.0

(c)XSIBackup is not compatible with (c)ESXi 8.0, we haven't announcd compatibility with it so far.
https://33hops.com/xsibackup-vmware-esx … -list.html

The reason is that (c)VMWare, in its obvious trend to turn (c)ESXi into a closed down propietary environment has blocked foreign binaries.

We plan to make (c)XSIBackup installable through a signed Community Supported .vib package which should remove the issue, but that will take no less than 6-8 weeks.

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#3 2022-12-19 09:47:04

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Re: Installation on VMware ESXi 8.0.0

UPDATE:

According to (c)VMWare, Community Supported VIBs will no longer be allowed in (c)ESXi 8.0
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/76276

We have applied for a (c)VMWare partnership in order to be able to sign an eventual (c)XSIBackup VIB that would run in (c)ESXi 8.0
Nonetheless, this step fully depends on (c)VMWare's willingness to do so. From (c)ESXi 8.0 only software certified by (c)VMWare will run in their hypervisor OS (c)ESXi

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#4 2022-12-22 09:33:03

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Re: Installation on VMware ESXi 8.0.0

UPDATE:

As per the information that we have been able to collect, It seems that ©VMWare has decided to block the execution of any binary not directly approved by them in the ©ESXi OS, thus continuing to progresively making ©ESXi a totally propietary OS with a full ban on third party binaries.

https://communities.vmware.com/t5/ESXi- … ght/false#

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#5 2023-01-05 08:44:51

samsino
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Re: Installation on VMware ESXi 8.0.0

Hi, so there is no hope to have xsibackup on esxi 8.0?

Last edited by samsino (2023-01-05 08:45:06)

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#6 2023-01-25 16:25:00

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Re: Installation on VMware ESXi 8.0.0

We are preparing ©XSIBackup 2.0 which will be compatible with ©ESXi 8.0.
A beta version will be available in some days.

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#7 2023-02-01 12:49:46

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Re: Installation on VMware ESXi 8.0.0

We have created an appliance: ©XSIBackup-App that allows to backup any ©ESXi server between 5.1 and 8.0
It allows centralized management of jobs in different ©ESXi servers.

There is a beta version available for download, we have already tested it up to some point with excellent results.

Download from here:
https://33hops.com/xsibackup-2-what-is-new.html

It lacks a GUI by now, thus you would need to use it from the command line.
Needless to say what we have published by now is a Beta version, use cautiously.

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