vmware 6.5 upgrade failed with no space left on device 5

I was running the upgrade on my HP microserver Gen 8 ESXi host, and it threw an error:

[root@esx1:~] esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20171004001-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODU
CTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
[InstallationError]
[Errno 28] No space left on device
vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-0.23.5969300
Please refer to the log file for more details.
[root@esx1:~]

I ended up having to install the locker tool first:

cd /tmp
wget http://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/tools-light/VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-0.23.5969300.vib
esxcli software vib install -f -v /tmp/VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-0.23.5969300.vib

Then I ran the update, and it worked perfect!

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5 thoughts on “vmware 6.5 upgrade failed with no space left on device

  1. Pingback: VMWare Upgrade: [Errno 28] No space left on device – Andreas' Blog

  2. Reply Brandon Feb 8,2019 11:09 am

    Thanks for the post. Had the same problem and this solved it for me, too!

  3. Reply Jack H. Apr 16,2019 1:04 pm

    Thanks. Had this issue going from 6.7u1 to 6.7u2.

  4. Reply TheCoolDave Aug 20,2019 8:00 pm

    Nice trick… I used this to go to 6.7u2 to 6.7u3 (released yesterday). It was VMware_locker_tools-light_10.3.10.12406962-14141615

    After manual install of this VIB, the major update installed fine. Thanks for this one !

  5. Reply Vivi The Mage Aug 20,2019 8:44 pm

    For sure! Glad it could hello.

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