chris9294545
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Update Problems - No Space left

Hi COmmunity,

hope you can help me with this one.

I have this issue with multiple Customers at multiple sites.

I usually patch the Servers with the help of https://esxi-patches.v-front.de/ESXi-6.7.0.html

It shows in 3 simple commands (firewall off, update, firewall on) how to patch the ESX Server.

That worked fine in the past.

Nowadays, I almost always get the following issue:

[root@Server:~] esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.7.0-20201004001-standard \

> -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml

[OSError]

[Errno 28] No space left on device

Please refer to the log file for more details.

Sometimes it lists nothing like shown here, sometimes it lists a specific vib that has not enough space.

I've enabled swap and I have roughly 1TB of free space.

It affects all of my Servers (6.0, 6.5, 6.7 and 7.0)

ANY hint is greatly appreciated.

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a_p_
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In case that it's a HPE host (maybe similar issues with other vendors), check the free disk space on the host's /tmp folder.  In case there's a "ams-bbUsg.txt" you should be able to proceed with the update after deleting this file. For details see https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-a00073323en_us


André

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chris9294545
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Hi Andre,

indeed these are all HP Servers, some with the HPE image (Gen8 Server) and some with the "plain" iso (G7 and G8).

The file mentioned only exists on some of them but deleting it (it was just some bytes big here) did not change anything unfortunately Smiley Sad

Really running out of ideas - this drives me nuts...

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Vijay2027
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In my case, I had to remove unwanted VIB's to continue with the upgrade.

During upgrade it looks for space in vFAT partitions

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chris9294545
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Contributor

How do I find out what vib's are "not needed" / are unnecessary?

Do you know if there's a way to increase the vFAT Partition? I have plenty of space on the disk left.

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AlexBuckley
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Hello, did you find a solution running into the same problem on a Dell server?

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