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Installing nVidia vib on ESX5.5 getting free space error

I am attempting to install the NVidia drivers for a Grid K2 card to my esxhost.

ESX5.5

Running the following command with host in maintenance mode

# localcli software vib install --no-sig-check -v /tmp/NVIDIA-VMware_ESXi_5.5_host_driver_340.32-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820.vib

I get the following error

[InstallationError]

     The pending transaction requires 246mb free space, however the max supported size is 239MB.

     Please refer to the log file for more details

Not sure where I am short space.  I also tried installing it from a USB key and got the same error.

Any help would be appreciated.

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi,

Maximum capacity of VMware Bootbank is 250MB excluding the reserved space for state.tgz and other system files brings it down to 239MB , the total size of the image profile on your ESXi host is 243 MB which is greater than 239 MB.

Workaround is to lower the image size by removing the vibs that are not required depending upon the hardware not in use.

Please provide the output of the esxcli software vib list and list of hardware devices on the host.

Regards, PJ If you find this or any other answer useful please mark the answer as correct or helpful.
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I am the same user as bsimister above. 

Here is a hardware summary:

The host is an IBM x240 Compute Node (Flex System)

It is configured with

- 2 x E5-2600 series processors

- 2 port Emulex 10GbE LOM

- 2 port Brocade 16Gb FC Mezz

- 256 GB RAM

- PCI Expansion Node

     - Teredici Apex 2900 series

     - nVidia Grid K2 or K1 (having the same issue with both hosts)

Here is the output of esxcli software vib list

Name                           Version                                Vendor    Acceptance Level  Install Date

-----------------------------  -------------------------------------  --------  ----------------  ------------

brcm                           550.2.5.11-000000                      Broadcom  VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

misc-cnic-register             1.78.75.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820     Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-bnx2                       2.2.4f.v55.3-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820      Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-bnx2x                      1.78.80.v55.3-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820     Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-cnic                       1.78.76.v55.7-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820     Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-tg3                        3.135b.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820      Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-bnx2fc                    1.78.76.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820     Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-bnx2i                     2.78.76.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820     Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

brcdprovider_esx55             3.2.4.0-0                              Brocade   VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

net-bna                        3.2.4.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820           Brocade   VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-bfa                       3.2.4.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820           Brocade   VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

elxnet                         10.2.261.4-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820        Emulex    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

emulex-cim-provider            10.2.261.13-01OEM.550.0.0.1331820      Emulex    VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

ima-be2iscsi                   10.2.250.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820        Emulex    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

lpfc                           10.2.261.7-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820        Emulex    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-be2iscsi                  10.2.250.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820        Emulex    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

concretejob                    550-3ACE22FUS                          IBM       VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

filetrans                      550-3ACE22FUS                          IBM       VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

fupb                           5.5-14B05A                             IBM       VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

fwupdate                       550-3ACE22FUS                          IBM       VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

hwckvm                         550-ESXI05ACN                          IBM       VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

ibmcustomization               4.1-2                                  IBM       PartnerSupported  2014-07-29

ilfu                           550-1.01.20131217                      IBM       VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

immpassthru                    550-3ACE22IUS                          IBM       VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

pciinfo                        550-ESXI07ACN                          IBM       VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

soibms                         550-ESXI05ACN                          IBM       VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

ianet-cimprovider              3.0.0.6-1                              Intel     VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

net-igb                        5.2.5-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820             Intel     VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-ixgbe                      3.19.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820            Intel     VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

lsiprovider                    500.04.V0.50-0006                      LSI       VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

scsi-megaraid-sas              6.603.55.00-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820       LSI       VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-mpt2sas                   19.00.00.00.1vmw-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820  LSI       VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-mpt3sas                   05.00.00.00.1vmw-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820  LSI       VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-mlx4-core                  1.9.9.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820           Mellanox  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-mlx4-en                    1.9.9.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820           Mellanox  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ima-qla4xxx                    500.2.01.31-1vmw.0.3.100400            QLogic    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-qlcnic                     5.5.183-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820           QLogic    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-qlge                       3.0.0.58-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820          QLogic    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

qlnativefc                     1.1.14.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1198610          QLogic    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

qlogic-cna-provider            1.5.7-1045108                          QLogic    VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

scsi-qla4xxx                   634.55.28.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820       QLogic    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

dvfilter-dsa                   9.0.0-995                              Trend     VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

ata-pata-amd                   0.3.10-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ata-pata-atiixp                0.4.6-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ata-pata-cmd64x                0.2.5-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ata-pata-hpt3x2n               0.3.4-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ata-pata-pdc2027x              1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820               VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ata-pata-serverworks           0.4.3-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ata-pata-sil680                0.4.8-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ata-pata-via                   0.3.3-2vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

block-cciss                    3.6.14-10vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ehci-ehci-hcd                  1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820               VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

epsec-mux                      5.1.0-01255202                         VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

esx-base                       5.5.0-1.28.1892794                     VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-10-27

esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath  5.5.0-0.0.1331820                      VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

esx-tboot                      5.5.0-0.0.1331820                      VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

esx-xlibs                      5.5.0-0.0.1331820                      VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

esx-xserver                    5.5.0-0.0.1331820                      VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ipmi-ipmi-devintf              39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ipmi-ipmi-msghandler           39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ipmi-ipmi-si-drv               39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

lsi-mr3                        0.255.03.01-2vmw.550.1.16.1746018      VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-10-27

lsi-msgpt3                     00.255.03.03-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387     VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-10-27

misc-drivers                   5.5.0-1.28.1892794                     VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-10-27

mtip32xx-native                3.3.4-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387            VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-be2net                     4.6.100.0v-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820        VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-e1000                      8.0.3.1-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-e1000e                     1.1.2-4vmw.550.1.15.1623387            VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-enic                       1.4.2.15a-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820         VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-forcedeth                  0.61-2vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-nx-nic                     5.0.621-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-vmxnet3                    1.1.3.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ohci-usb-ohci                  1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820               VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

rste                           2.0.2.0088-4vmw.550.1.15.1623387       VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

sata-ahci                      3.0-18vmw.550.1.15.1623387             VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

sata-ata-piix                  2.12-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

sata-sata-nv                   3.5-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820               VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

sata-sata-promise              2.12-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

sata-sata-sil24                1.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820               VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

sata-sata-sil                  2.3-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820               VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

sata-sata-svw                  2.3-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820               VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-aacraid                   1.1.5.1-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-adp94xx                   1.0.8.12-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-aic79xx                   3.1-5vmw.550.0.0.1331820               VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-fnic                      1.5.0.4-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-hpsa                      5.5.0-44vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-ips                       7.12.05-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-lpfc820                   8.2.3.1-129vmw.550.0.0.1331820         VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-megaraid-mbox             2.20.5.1-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-megaraid2                 2.00.4-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-mptsas                    4.23.01.00-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820        VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-mptspi                    4.23.01.00-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820        VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-qla2xxx                   902.k1.1-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

uhci-usb-uhci                  1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820               VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

vmware-fdm                     5.5.0-1398495                          VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

tools-light                    5.5.0-1.28.1892794                     VMware    VMwareCertified   2014-10-27

pcoip-ctrl                     2.3-034302                             teradici  PartnerSupported  2014-07-29

tera2                          2.3-034302                             teradici  PartnerSupported  2014-07-29

brcmfwup                       550-3.00.20140204                      vmware    VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi,

Considering you are not using any of Broadcom or Qlogic Hardware devices on the host it would be safe to uninstall the vibs

brcm                           550.2.5.11-000000                      Broadcom  VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

misc-cnic-register             1.78.75.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820     Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-bnx2                       2.2.4f.v55.3-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820      Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-bnx2x                      1.78.80.v55.3-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820     Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-cnic                       1.78.76.v55.7-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820     Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-tg3                        3.135b.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820      Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-bnx2fc                    1.78.76.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820     Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

scsi-bnx2i                     2.78.76.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820     Broadcom  VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

ima-qla4xxx                    500.2.01.31-1vmw.0.3.100400            QLogic    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-qlcnic                     5.5.183-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820           QLogic    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

net-qlge                       3.0.0.58-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820          QLogic    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

qlnativefc                     1.1.14.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1198610          QLogic    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

qlogic-cna-provider            1.5.7-1045108                          QLogic    VMwareAccepted    2014-07-29

scsi-qla4xxx                   634.55.28.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820       QLogic    VMwareCertified   2014-07-29

The command to uninstall would be esxcli software vib uninstall -n <vib name>

Regards, PJ If you find this or any other answer useful please mark the answer as correct or helpful.
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We only removed the qlogic-cna-provider and were able to install the driver.

Thank you so much for your help.  Your first post started us in the right direction.

Now on to configuring this GPU accordingly.

VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Great

Regards, PJ If you find this or any other answer useful please mark the answer as correct or helpful.
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Hello,

i had the same problem after upgrading from 5.0 to 5.5U3

i could not deploy ha agent.

This trick did it. Thanks

you can mark the thread as answered

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