[Last Reviewed: 2021-05-02]
Are you attempting to update your ESXi server and you’re getting the infamous
[Errno 28] No space left on device error? Did you already enable the swap
and you’re still getting that error? You might need to download a VMware Tools VIB before starting your upgrade:
Step 1: Make a note of the file that is displayed in the error. In this case, the file is
Step 2: Download and install that file using the following commands:
cd /tmp wget http://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/tools-light/<FILE_NAME_IN_ERROR_MESSAGE>.vib esxcli software vib install -f -v /tmp/<DOWNLOADED_FILE> rm /tmp/<DOWNLOADED_FILE>
Step 3: Re-run your update! If you’re not sure what’s available, check out this handy Patch History site.
Good luck, and happy updating!