vmware 6.5 upgrade failed with no space left on device

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
[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.

I ended up having to install the locker tool first:

cd /tmp
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!

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

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 !

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