.VIB File Extension

VMware Installation Bundle

VIB files are VMware vSphere Installation Bundle Packages. They are used to update ESXi hosts or add bundles to ESXi images. VIB files should not be opened directly. To install a VIB file use vSphere ...

General Information

Title VIB File Extension
Extension .vib
Full Form VMware Installation Bundle
File Type Package File
Developer VMware
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Software package
Additional Functions Update, Install
Features Signed, Versioned

File Characteristics

Quality High integrity
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable No

Use Cases

Server Deployment Yes
Hypervisor Update Yes
System Configuration Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Altered bundle
Best Practices Verify signature, Use official sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Circa 2001
Associated Software VMware ESXi

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .ova, .ovf

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
VMware ESXi Commercial VMware Hypervisor
VMware Update Manager Commercial Windows, vCenter Server Appliance
VMware vSphere CLI Free Windows, Linux