hardingp
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Insufficient disk space on datastore 'service console'

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"Insufficient disk space on datastore 'service console' "

I get this when I attempt to remediate this on one of my hosts.... it then exits maintenance mode..

Everything updates fine on the other host.

FYI

I imported the ESX updates manually using vmware-updateDownloadCLI.exe

Everything went through fine and the other ESX server updated successfully.

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jreininger
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I had this problem too, I had to remove some files I stored on the SC to make space. And one point I moved in some .ISO to install the SC backup software and some old .tgz (tarball) update files, etc. I had to do a bit of cleaning to make space for UpdateManager to work correctly.

Im pretty sure it was the / (root) that needed all the space. You can putty in and do a "df" to see how much space you have in the / (root) partition in the SC

# df

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on

/dev/sda2 5036316 1423084 3357400 30% /

/dev/sda1 101089 26169 69701 28% /boot

none 134280 0 134280 0% /dev/shm

/dev/sda7 2008108 128268 1777832 7% /var/log

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VMware VCP 3.5 VMware VCP 4.0 VMware VCP 5.0

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jreininger
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I had this problem too, I had to remove some files I stored on the SC to make space. And one point I moved in some .ISO to install the SC backup software and some old .tgz (tarball) update files, etc. I had to do a bit of cleaning to make space for UpdateManager to work correctly.

Im pretty sure it was the / (root) that needed all the space. You can putty in and do a "df" to see how much space you have in the / (root) partition in the SC

# df

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on

/dev/sda2 5036316 1423084 3357400 30% /

/dev/sda1 101089 26169 69701 28% /boot

none 134280 0 134280 0% /dev/shm

/dev/sda7 2008108 128268 1777832 7% /var/log

#

VMware VCP 3.5 VMware VCP 4.0 VMware VCP 5.0

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justinjtax
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I am having this problem also, however I DO have enough space on my / partition. My df -h output is the following:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/dev/sda2 4.9G 1.4G 3.3G 30% /

/dev/sda1 99M 27M 68M 28% /boot

none 132M 0 132M 0% /dev/shm

/dev/sda6 2.0G 147M 1.7G 8% /var/log

As you can see, only 30% of / is in use, yet I'm still getting the "insufficient disk space on datastore 'service console'" when trying to run Update Manager to patch my host.

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Scott-P
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OK, I come from in Windows background so I may not be reading this correctly. I went to this directory via putty and issued the command df -h:

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on

/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 5036316 4731516 48968 99% /

/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 101089 27121 68749 29% /boot

none 249304 0 249304 0% /dev/shm

/dev/cciss/c0d0p6 2008108 145616 1760484 8% /var/log

So, looks like the problem is /dev/cciss so I browse there with WinSCP - the directory /dev/cciss has a bunch of old files (from 2004) with 0 size. Is there some sort of file number limitation?

I got the OP's message after trying to remediate a host - never done this before so this whole thing is new - never worked however I didn't get this message on the other host which is set up identically as far as I know.

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jjaskey
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Hi Scott- P,

I have the exact same problem. It looks like you're at 99% space used, which is a big problem. My output is the following:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 3.0G 2.2G 625M 79% /

/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 99M 30M 65M 32% /boot

none 132M 0 132M 0% /dev/shm

/dev/cciss/c0d0p7 494M 72M 398M 16% /home

/dev/cciss/c0d0p6 1012M 35M 926M 4% /tmp

/dev/cciss/c0d0p5 2.5G 180M 2.2G 8% /var/log

Because I apparantly only have 625M free, that's not enough. I also see the files dated 2004 with size 0, so I'm at a loss here. I'll be calling VMWare support to see how I can handle this problem. If I get a resolution i'll post it.

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Scott-P
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I found some backup files I had made - using esXpress for backup and had experimented with the target location. Forgot about it since it was a while ago. So, simple fix once I found it.

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