I've installed ESXi 4.1 on diskless host with booting USB flash Kingston 4GB.
Patched ESXi410-201010001 via vCLI (vihostupdate.pl) successfully.
But during next patch (ESXi410-201011001) I get error.
Tried the vihostupdate and esxupdate methods, the screenshots are below
How to solve the problem?
I guess the point is the lack of any space
use hostupdate software which will find on program file ......>vmware folder.... for stanalone process
if you are having multiple hosts use vcenter update manager.....
or else use winscp tool and copy the zip file in esxi box and esxupdate ( but iwon't work on esxi i think so )
Have a look at the size of your bootbank volume and the amount of space
available on it. (have you got anythoing els eon the USB key - is it formatted as one partition?)
It may well be that the filesystem has a problem / is corrupt.
Have a look at this SUPER useful doc . .
Have you tried using a different USB key (histircally there were some issues with some USB keys - not sure if Kingston ones were amongst the 'faulty' list)
Are you using the version of ESXi as provided by your hardware vendor?
As a final resort, crack open the script and figure out what exactly it is writing - try write to the folder / path manually, or deletd the old path.
Thank you for your participation.
I've already won the trouble, but many poorly understood. I used update operation via VUM. I reinstalled ESXi (installable) again on another USB stick. Primarily I tried patches one after anoter, first (ESXi-410-201010001.zip) was updated successfully, but during next (ESXi-410-201011001.zip) got the same Errno 17. Further I set both updates in Remediation at the same time:
But very strange.