1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 3, 2019 12:37 PM by pragg12

    Is anyone seeing this odd files that seem to be hard to remove from the /locker in ESXi

    JLOAIZA Novice

      So while in the midst of upgrading my ESXi 6.5u1 to 6.7u2, I ran into this on many of my hosts. "The system has insufficient locker space for the image profile." While I had to try different things on a case by case basis to get to ESXi 6.7u2. In the majority of the hosts I kept seeing the following in images below. In some cases I was able to delete everything in the /locker folder in some I'm not. I'm only able to remove enough stuff so that I can copy over the packages and var folders which should be the only things in here. Just wondering if anyone else has ran into this and can shed some light. I'm also getting this on some hosts when I try the following command to remove everything in folder (rm -rf *)

        • 1. Re: Is anyone seeing this odd files that seem to be hard to remove from the /locker in ESXi
          pragg12 Hot Shot



          This is indeed strange and I haven't faced this before. Files like these shouldn't exist. If I had to guess, these files seem to be result of some form of ESXi OS corruption since generic commands such as ls is giving error here which shouldn't happen.


          Does these garbage files persist after ESXi is rebooted ?

          Is the hardware firmware updated and in line with ESXi drivers ?

          Power off ESXi and remove power cable for 10 mins. If ESXi boot is through SD card, re-seat it. Re-seat every memory modules as well.


          If none of this helps in any way, it would be best to involve VMware support since it would be wise to get this sorted out to make sure it doesn't appear again in future.