* Be warned, this is totally unsupported. Only for educational purposes should this be used **

Today I was asked the question on how to create a .vib file. In our documentation it is mentioned that you can create a .vib file to add firewall rules to your ESXi host. As the .vib tool is not available yet to the general public I decided to dig in to it. I want to stress that I tested this in my own lab, it is not supported at all, but might give a nice insight in how these .vibs are constructed. Before you read how I created my own .vib file I suggest reading this excellent article on what a .vib file is and contains by my colleague Kyle Gleed.

First thing I did was download an existing .vib file. I downloaded a tiny LSI SCSI driver. I did a “more” of the .vib file and I noticed the following:

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