henrikp80
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ESX host updates failes

Hi there

I have a problem with this month patching. I try to install vSphere 4.1 U2 among all the other patches but I get this error on all patches.

Remediation did not succeed for esxa3.ad.org.se: SingleHostRemediate: esxupdate error,
version: 1.30, operation:  15: Error running RPM transaction: installing package kernel-410.2.6.18-238.2.11.455085.x86_64 needs 3MB on the /boot filesystem;

Anyone has any clue what that can be? Is it possible to change it on a host in vCenter?

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arturka
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Hi

Nope, it's not possible change ESX files system from vCenter. /boot partition has not enough space for new kernel, you need to extend boot partition, you can do that via Linux live CD such as gparted, boot ESX from gparted live CD and extend /boot partition

can you post output from command df -h, please ?

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henrikp80
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Hi Arturka

Thanks for the answer

Here's the output:

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdn5             4.9G  2.5G  2.1G  54% /
/dev/sdn2             2.0G   80M  1.8G   5% /var/log
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1      99M   99M     0 100% /boot
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2     4.9G  1.6G  3.1G  34% /esx3-installation
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1      99M   99M     0 100% /esx3-installation/boot
/dev/cciss/c0d0p6     2.0G  115M  1.8G   7% /esx3-installation/var/log

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arturka
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Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/dev/sdn5             4.9G  2.5G  2.1G  54% /
/dev/sdn2             2.0G   80M  1.8G   5% /var/log
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1      99M   99M     0 100% /boot
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2     4.9G  1.6G  3.1G  34% /esx3-installation
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1      99M   99M     0 100% /esx3-installation/boot
/dev/cciss/c0d0p6     2.0G  115M  1.8G   7% /esx3-installation/var/log

Hi

As you can see /boot and /boot/esx3-installation are full, extend  both to at least 300MB (if you have free space on disk) the rest of the filesystems looks fine

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dlee2654
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see http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=201439...

follow steps 2, 3, 4 in the resolution section.  this will free up enough disk space on the /boot partition to allow to continue using update manager.

I am sure you have solved this already but I just wanted to make sure someone else searching could find the resolution.  It took me quite a bit of searching even though I knew what the problem was I was very hesitent to delete anything from this partition.  It appears this is safe to do.

thanks,

don

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