I always look for intereting and informative VMware KB Articles to share here. I came across this one today on Installing async drivers on ESXi 5.x. Async drivers are developed by third-party vendors and are subjected to the VMware certification process. They are released in a ESXi software package called a vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB).
The article goes through a few different scenarios.
- Prior to a new ESXi installation
- Existing ESXi installation using esxcli and offline bundle async driver zip file
- Existing ESXi installation using esxcli and async driver VIB file
- Existing ESXi installation using VMware Update Manager
Check out the VMware KB Article.