2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 27, 2018 10:49 AM by tasikas

    [Errno 28] No space left on device

    Alex_007 Lurker

      I am trying to patch my ESXi 6.0.0, 3029758 to patch ESXi600-20171101 but it is producing the error [Errno 28] No space left on device. on which drive does the Update get installed and can I delete the swap file on one of the datastores, called 'OS Store'. I presume the patch gets deployed here but there is a large swap file in here that I am cautious of deleting. Please see attached images.


      I am struggling to path this host that another engineer before me left in a mess. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

        • 1. Re: [Errno 28] No space left on device

          This is the system-wide Swap files which gets created based on the system advanced swap file settings

          -hls-* stands for hostlocal swap file.


          In general you can end up with 3 different types of system-wide swap files based on the system advanced swap file settings and usage


          Datastore   -> sysSwap-ds-*

          SSDDatastore -> sysSwap-hc-*

          HostLocal'   ->  sysSwap-hls-*




          • 2. Re: [Errno 28] No space left on device
            tasikas Novice


            Not sure about ESXi 6.0, but for 6.5 solution below worked very well.


            Connect to https://your_esxi_host

            Navigator > Host > Manage > System > Swap > Edit Settings >

            Enable - Yes

            Datastore - "chose your ssd"

            Local swap - Enabled - Yes

            Host Cache Enabled -Yes


            Save and maybe reboot and try your patch installation again.