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The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Check the Update Manager log files and esxupdate log files for more details

I have a ESXi v6.5 running on IBM M2. The ESXi is managed by vCenter V6.7. I tried to patch the ESXi with Update Manager. Update manager always fails with error, The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Check the Update Manager log files and esxupdate log files for more details.

The update manager and vCenter are installed on Windows 2012 Server. Please advise how I can proceed to troubleshoot and fix the issue.

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Have you checked the Update Manager log files and esxupdate log files for more details?

If not, take a look at them:

Windows 2008 and later operating systems:

C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Logs\

ESXi (patch and update installation logs):

/var/log/esxupdate.log

Also take a look at KB below. It describes your issue.

VMware Knowledge Base

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