Manually Injecting the Xsigo Host Drivers into the ESXi 5.0 Update 1 Bundle

Xsigo released the latest host driver ‘5.2.1-ESX’ for ESXi 5 and ESXi 5 Update 1. Release notes for driver has details about the process for injecting the driver into ESXi image manually. There are few steps missing in it which will create problems for the first time VMware PowerCLI users. We’ve written a script to ease your task.

1. Download and install VMware PowerCLI 5.0

2. Download ESXi5.0 Update 1 Offline Bundle ( from VMware website (
3. Download Xsigo Host Driver “” from
4. Download the PowerShell script “xsigo-5.2.1.ps1 (xsigo-5.2.1)”.
5. Create folder C:\5U1Xsigo and copy ESXi offline bundle, Xsigo host driver and xsigo-5.2.1ps1.
6. Open VMware PowerCLI.
7. Change directory to C:\5U1Xsigo.
a. PowerCLI C:\Windows\system32> cd C:\5U1Xsigo.
8. Execute “xsigo-5.2.1.ps1”
a. PowerCLI C:\5U1Xsigo> .\xsigo-5.2.1.ps1.
9. We can find ESXi image with xsigo driver at C:\5U1Xsigo with file name “VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.0.0.update01-623860.x86_64.iso”.