Quick Tip: Updating your ESXi Server

[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 VMware_locker_tools-light_11.2.5.17337674-17700514

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!

Jacob

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