RauhutMR
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Hello,

I suppose the root partition of my esx-sever is full, because I have problems to install software. So I wanted to check with df, but I dont see any mountpoint showing the root-partition. This is what I see when I make a df -h

Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
VMFS-5 316.5G 134.9G 181.6G 43% /vmfs/volumes/storage1
VMFS-5 3.6T 1.9T 1.7T 53% /vmfs/volumes/storage2
VMFS-5 3.6T 2.7T 999.2G 73% /vmfs/volumes/storage3
VMFS-5 3.6T 2.7T 1009.8G 73% /vmfs/volumes/storage4
VMFS-5 3.6T 2.3T 1.3T 63% /vmfs/volumes/storage5
VMFS-5 316.5G 26.1G 290.4G 8% /vmfs/volumes/storage6
VMFS-5 3.6T 714.2G 2.9T 19% /vmfs/volumes/storage6
VMFS-5 3.6T 1.9T 1.7T 53% /vmfs/volumes/storage8
VMFS-5 3.6T 2.3T 1.4T 62% /vmfs/volumes/storage9
VMFS-5 3.6T 1.4T 2.3T 38% /vmfs/volumes/storage10
VMFS-5 7.0T 2.2T 4.8T 32% /vmfs/volumes/storage11
VMFS-5 3.6T 1.3T 2.4T 35% /vmfs/volumes/storage13
VMFS-5 3.6T 2.3T 1.3T 64% /vmfs/volumes/storage14
VMFS-5 1.8T 737.5G 1.1T 40% /vmfs/volumes/storage15
VMFS-5 3.6T 2.6T 1.0T 72% /vmfs/volumes/storage16
VMFS-5 3.6T 2.8T 807.8G 78% /vmfs/volumes/storage17
VMFS-5 1.8T 1.3T 515.3G 72% /vmfs/volumes/storage18
VMFS-6 216.0G 6.5G 209.5G 3% /vmfs/volumes/datastore1
vfat 4.0G 548.2M 3.5G 13% /vmfs/volumes/5e9efab8-xxx-xxx-xxx
vfat 249.7M 229.7M 20.0M 92% /vmfs/volumes/db3ca273-xxx-xxx-xxx
vfat 249.7M 236.5M 13.2M 95% /vmfs/volumes/41afc472-xxx-xxx-xxx
vfat 285.8M 197.5M 88.4M 69% /vmfs/volumes/5e9efab2-xxx-xxx-xxx

Has anyone an idea how to locate the root partion and check the free space? Thank you.

Regards Darius

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kastlr
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Hi,

 

check the following KB article.

Investigating disk space on an ESX or ESXi host (1003564)

All VMFS-5 filesystems are used to store VMs and shouldn't be responsible for your problem.

Only those 2 vfat partitions above 90% use might be responsible, depending on what software you want to install and how much space it would require.

 

Which SW you want to install on ESXi directly, usually only drivers are required.

 

Regards,

Ralf



Hope this helps a bit.
Greetings from Germany. (CET)

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kastlr
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Hi,

 

check the following KB article.

Investigating disk space on an ESX or ESXi host (1003564)

All VMFS-5 filesystems are used to store VMs and shouldn't be responsible for your problem.

Only those 2 vfat partitions above 90% use might be responsible, depending on what software you want to install and how much space it would require.

 

Which SW you want to install on ESXi directly, usually only drivers are required.

 

Regards,

Ralf



Hope this helps a bit.
Greetings from Germany. (CET)
RauhutMR
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Hi Ralf,

thanks for your reply.

I am trying to install a BIOS update for HP Proliant DL325 Gen10 Plus Server (https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/swd/detail?swItemId=MTX_c9720a8c7c6748859a614609bc#tab2). I copied the zip-file to the datastore1 because I get an error (no space left) when I try to copy it to /tmp. But when I try to install from datastore1 I get another error. I suppose it could be because of the insufficient space at the root partition. This is the error I get, when I try to install the BIOS update:

[root@server-1:/vmfs/volumes/5e9efab8-xxx/temp] esxcli software vib update -d /vmfs/volumes/5e9efab8-xxx/temp/CP049821_VMw.zip
[InstallationError]
Error in running backup script: non-zero code returned.
return code: 1
output: lockfile: Sorry, giving up on "/tmp/altbootbank.lck"
vibs = {'VMW_bootbank_xhci-xhci_1.0-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_net-e1000e_3.2.2.1-2vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_ata-pata-serverworks_0.4.3-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMware_bootbank_native-misc-drivers_6.7.0-3.89.15160138', 'VMware_bootbank_lsu-hp-hpsa-plugin_2.0.0-16vmw.670.1.28.10302608', 'VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-drivers-plugin_1.0.0-1vmw.670.2.48.13006603', 'VMware_bootbank_esx-update_6.7.0-3.134.17499825', 'HPE_bootbank_ssacli_4.17.6.0-6.7.0.7535516.hpe', 'VMW_bootbank_shim-libata-9-2-2-0_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_shim-libata-9-2-1-0_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_pvscsi_0.1-2vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'QLC_bootbank_qedi_2.10.19.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_sata-sata-sil24_1.1-1vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_scsi-qla4xxx_5.01.03.2-7vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'HPE_bootbank_ilo_670.10.2.0.2-1OEM.670.0.0.7535516', 'VMW_bootbank_nvme_1.2.2.28-4vmw.670.3.132.17167734', 'VMW_bootbank_iser_1.0.0.0-1vmw.670.1.28.10302608', 'HPE_bootbank_cru_670.6.7.10.14-1OEM.670.0.0.7535516', 'VMW_bootbank_usbcore-usb_1.0-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMware_bootbank_lsu-smartpqi-plugin_1.0.0-3vmw.670.1.28.10302608', 'MEL_bootbank_nmst_4.12.0.105-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673', 'VMW_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.603.55.00-2vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'EMU_bootbank_lpfc_12.4.270.6-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_sata-sata-nv_3.5-4vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'HPE_bootbank_testevent_6.7.0.02-01.00.12.7535516', 'VMW_bootbank_scsi-ips_7.12.05-4vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_net-fcoe_1.0.29.9.3-7vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'HPE_bootbank_CP042279_4.12.14.40-7.0.0.15843807', 'EMU_bootbank_brcmfcoe_12.0.1278.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMware_bootbank_rste_2.0.2.0088-7vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_hid-hid_1.0-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'QLC_bootbank_qcnic_1.0.27.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_scsi-adp94xx_1.0.8.12-6vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_mtip32xx-native_3.9.8-1vmw.670.1.28.10302608', 'VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-megaraid-sas-plugin_1.0.0-9vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_scsi-libfc-92_1.0.40.9.3-5vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'INT_bootbank_i40en_1.9.5-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_block-cciss_3.6.14-10vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_net-tg3_3.131d.v60.4-2vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_scsi-iscsi-linux-92_1.0.0.2-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_lsi-msgpt2_20.00.06.00-2vmw.670.3.73.14320388', 'QLC_bootbank_qfle3f_1.0.75.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_19.00.00.00-2vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMware_bootbank_vmware-fdm_6.7.0-15976714', 'VMware_bootbank_lsu-intel-vmd-plugin_1.0.0-2vmw.670.1.28.10302608', 'VMW_bootbank_ata-pata-cmd64x_0.2.5-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'EMU_bootbank_elxiscsi_12.0.1188.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'HPE_bootbank_fc-enablement_670.3.50.16-7535516', 'VMware_bootbank_esx-ui_1.33.7-15803439', 'VMW_bootbank_net-mlx4-en_1.9.7.0-1vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_uhci-usb-uhci_1.0-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 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'VMW_bootbank_scsi-aic79xx_3.1-6vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_sata-ata-piix_2.12-10vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'QLC_bootbank_qfle3i_1.0.25.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'HPE_bootbank_CP044423_3.00.14-7.0.0.15843807', 'HPE_bootbank_amsd_670.11.6.0-10.7535516', 'VMW_bootbank_shim-libfcoe-9-2-2-0_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_shim-libfcoe-9-2-1-0_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_sata-sata-sil_2.3-4vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_vmkusb_0.1-1vmw.670.3.132.17167734', 'VMW_bootbank_net-mlx4-core_1.9.7.0-1vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_usb-storage-usb-storage_1.0-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_lsi-msgpt35_09.00.00.00-5vmw.670.3.73.14320388', 'VMW_bootbank_lsi-mr3_7.708.07.00-3vmw.670.3.73.14320388', 'VMW_bootbank_iavmd_1.2.0.1011-2vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_nmlx4-en_3.17.13.1-1vmw.670.2.48.13006603', 'MEL_bootbank_nmlx5-rdma_4.17.15.16-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'MEL_bootbank_nmlx5-core_4.17.15.16-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 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'VMW_bootbank_scsi-megaraid2_2.00.4-9vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-si-drv_39.1-5vmw.670.1.28.10302608', 'VMW_bootbank_ata-pata-atiixp_0.4.6-4vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_nfnic_4.0.0.44-0vmw.670.3.104.16075168', 'QLC_bootbank_qfle3_1.0.87.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-devintf_39.1-5vmw.670.1.28.10302608', 'VMW_bootbank_scsi-mptspi_4.23.01.00-10vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_scsi-mptsas_4.23.01.00-10vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'HPE_bootbank_hponcfg_6.7.0.5.5-0.18.7535516', 'VMW_bootbank_lpnic_11.4.59.0-1vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_vmw-ahci_2.0.5-2vmw.670.3.132.17167734', 'VMW_bootbank_scsi-fnic_1.5.0.45-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_ata-pata-via_0.3.3-2vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_shim-libfc-9-2-1-0_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_shim-libfc-9-2-2-0_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_vmkplexer-vmkplexer_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_shim-vmklinux-9-2-3-0_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_shim-vmklinux-9-2-1-0_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'BCM_bootbank_bnxtnet_214.0.230.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_shim-vmklinux-9-2-2-0_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'HPE_bootbank_bootcfg_6.7.0.02-06.00.14.7535516', 'VMware_bootbank_esx-xserver_6.7.0-3.73.14320388', 'VMW_bootbank_qflge_1.1.0.11-1vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'INT_bootbank_ixgben_1.7.20-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_net-libfcoe-92_1.0.24.9.4-8vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-lsi-msgpt3-plugin_1.0.0-9vmw.670.2.48.13006603', 'VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.7.0-3.134.17499825', 'VMW_bootbank_ata-libata-92_3.00.9.2-16vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_sata-sata-svw_2.3-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'Microsemi_bootbank_nhpsa_2.0.44-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-mpt2sas-plugin_2.0.0-7vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'MSCC_bootbank_smartpqi_1.0.4.3008-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_vmkata_0.1-1vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_ima-qla4xxx_2.02.18-1vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_net-nx-nic_5.0.621-5vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_lsi-msgpt3_17.00.02.00-1vmw.670.3.73.14320388', 'VMW_bootbank_sfvmk_1.0.0.1003-7vmw.670.3.104.16075168', 'VMW_bootbank_ehci-ehci-hcd_1.0-4vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'HPE_bootbank_smx-provider_670.03.16.00.3-7535516', 'VMW_bootbank_ata-pata-amd_0.3.10-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMware_bootbank_esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath_6.7.0-0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_net-enic_2.1.2.38-2vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.7.0-3.134.17499827', 'VMware_bootbank_lsu-lsi-lsi-mr3-plugin_1.0.0-13vmw.670.1.28.10302608', 'VMW_bootbank_misc-drivers_6.7.0-2.48.13006603', 'QLC_bootbank_qedrntv_3.11.16.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_nenic_1.0.29.0-1vmw.670.3.73.14320388', 'VMW_bootbank_nvmxnet3-ens_2.0.0.21-1vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMW_bootbank_ata-pata-pdc2027x_1.0-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922', 'VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.7.0-3.134.17499832', 'VMW_bootbank_ne1000_0.8.4-2vmw.670.2.48.13006603', 'VMW_bootbank_net-cdc-ether_1.0-3vmw.670.0.0.8169922'}
Please refer to the log file for more details.

As you can see, there is the sixt line "output: lockfile: Sorry, giving up on "/tmp/altbootbank.lck"" where it is trying to do something at /tmp

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RauhutMR
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I read the KB article and with "vdf -h" I was able to find out out, that the /tmp directory had no space left. After deleting some data from it I was able to install the BIOS Update.

Thanks Ralf and hava a nice day.

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