ESXi: Install (Areca) storage driver from command line

# enter maintenance mode
~ #  vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter
'vim.Task:haTask-ha-host-vim.HostSystem.enterMaintenanceMode-455649990'

# install storage driver
# !!! ABSOLUT PATH must be used !!!!
~ # esxcli software vib install -v /VMware_bootbank_scsi-arcmsr_1.20.00.15.vmk5.120930-1vmw.500.0.0.472560.vib
Installation Result
   Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
   Reboot Required: true
   VIBs Installed: VMware_bootbank_scsi-arcmsr_1.20.00.15.vmk5.120930-1vmw.500.0.0.472560
   VIBs Removed:
   VIBs Skipped:

# system restart: takes some time
~ # reboot
~ #

# exit maintenance mode
~ # vim-cmd hostsvc/maintenance_mode_exit
'vim.Task:haTask-ha-host-vim.HostSystem.exitMaintenanceMode-511601346'
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