Remove vShield epsec-mux driver from ESXi 6.7

June 12, 2019 6 By Allan Kjaer

I was upgrading some ESXi hosts today, from 6.0 and to 6.7 Update, and afterward i found that they had en vShield File Introspection driver installed, so i tried to remove it from command line with:

esxcli software vib remove -n epsec-mux

But it did not work, I got a error back that looks a little like this.

Error in running rm /tardisks/epsec_mu.v00:
Return code: 1
Output: rm: can’t remove ‘/tardisks/epsec_mu.v00’: Device or resource busy

The solution is to use the same command but with some extra options:

esxcli software vib remove -f -n epsec-mux --no-live-install

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