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fix “[Error28] No space left on device” when upgrade ESXi to 6.7 U2

To upgrade ESXi to 6.7U2, usually use below command is enough:

esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.7.0-20190402001-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

But this time I got error “[Error28] No space left on device”.

Someone said to enable the swap on SSD can fix the issue, but I tried, it doesn’t work.

The fix is to manually update a vib first

[[email protected]:~] cd /tmp
[[email protected]:/tmp] wget http://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/tools-light/VMware_locker_tools-light_10.3.5.10430147-12986307.vib
[[email protected]:/tmp] esxcli software vib install -f -v /tmp/VMware_locker_tools-light_10.3.5.10430147-12986307.vib
Installation Result
   Message: Operation finished successfully.
   Reboot Required: false
   VIBs Installed: VMware_locker_tools-light_10.3.5.10430147-12986307
   VIBs Removed: VMware_locker_tools-light_10.3.2.9925305-10176879
   VIBs Skipped:

Then run the update again, you should be able to update your ESXi host now.

upgrade VCSA6.7 to VCSA6.7u1

It seems there is a bug in vCenter 6.7 which caused the update check of VCSA is not working.
So to upgrade VCSA from 6.7 to 6.7u1, you need to

1. In the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface, go to Update > Settings and configure the custom URL to https://vapp-updates.vmware.com/vai-catalog/valm/vmw/8d167796-34d5-4899-be0a-6daade4005a3/
2.Re-try the upgrade.

Then you should be able to see all the patches.

Upgrade ESXi from 6.5 to 6.7 via command line

Run this command to see the VMware online depot and list all profiles

[[email protected]:~] esxcli software sources profile list -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml | grep -i ESXi-6.7
ESXi-6.7.0-8169922-no-tools       VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupported
ESXi-6.7.0-8169922-standard       VMware, Inc.  PartnerSupporte

Run the upgrade with this command:

esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.7.0-8169922-standard  -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

Then reboot server