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  • 1.  Errors during patching ESXi host with booting USB flash

    Posted Dec 27, 2010 09:20 AM

    Hello!

    I've installed ESXi 4.1 on diskless host with booting USB flash Kingston 4GB.

    Patched ESXi410-201010001 via vCLI (vihostupdate.pl) successfully.

    But during next patch (ESXi410-201011001) I get error.

    Tried the vihostupdate and esxupdate methods, the screenshots are below

    How to solve the problem?

    I guess the point is the lack of any space

    Grand thanx



  • 2.  RE: Errors during patching ESXi host with booting USB flash

    Posted Dec 27, 2010 10:58 AM

    use hostupdate software which will find on program file ......>vmware folder.... for stanalone process

    if you are having multiple hosts use vcenter update manager.....

    or else use winscp tool and copy the zip file in esxi box and esxupdate ( but iwon't work on esxi i think so )



  • 3.  RE: Errors during patching ESXi host with booting USB flash

    Posted Dec 27, 2010 11:26 AM

    I'd suggest you configure the scratch location and then try to run to upgrade again.

    see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1012640

    André



  • 4.  RE: Errors during patching ESXi host with booting USB flash

    Posted Dec 28, 2010 10:40 AM

    I've configured the scratch location,rebooted host,  but no changes, the same errors.



  • 5.  RE: Errors during patching ESXi host with booting USB flash

    Posted Jan 07, 2011 07:57 AM

    How did you make out with this? What's the output of df?  (just df no -h).



  • 6.  RE: Errors during patching ESXi host with booting USB flash

    Posted Jan 07, 2011 10:03 AM

    Thank you for your participation.

    I've already won the trouble, but many poorly understood. I used update operation via VUM. I reinstalled ESXi (installable) again on another USB stick. Primarily I tried patches one after anoter, first (ESXi-410-201010001.zip) was updated successfully, but during next (ESXi-410-201011001.zip) got the same Errno 17. Further I set both updates in Remediation at the same time:

    It helps:

    But very strange.



  • 7.  RE: Errors during patching ESXi host with booting USB flash

    Posted Jan 07, 2011 08:49 AM

    Have a look at the size of your bootbank volume and the amount of  space

    available on it. (have you got anythoing els eon the USB key - is it formatted as one partition?)

    It may well be that the filesystem has a problem / is corrupt.

    Have  a look at this SUPER useful doc . .

    http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/check_system_partitions.php

    Have you tried using a different USB key (histircally there were some issues with some USB keys - not sure if Kingston ones were amongst the 'faulty' list)

    Are you using the version of ESXi as provided by your hardware vendor?

    As a final resort, crack open the script and figure out what exactly it is writing - try write to the folder / path manually, or deletd the old path.

    good luck



  • 8.  RE: Errors during patching ESXi host with booting USB flash

    Posted Jan 07, 2011 10:13 AM

    Thank you for useful link.

    I tried various USB sticks, no result.  ESXi version is Installable, because it's virtual machine for testing diskless esxi server.