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  • 1.  Host Update Fails with error The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Unable to patch ESXi host

    Posted Aug 20, 2021 03:44 PM

    Install ESXi host with Plan ESXi 7.u1 ISO (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-7.0U1c-17325551.x86_64.isp)

    Trying to update the ESXi host via Lifecycle manager.

    Get following error message.

    The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Check the Lifecycle Manager log files and esxupdate log files for more details.

    ESX Update log, get the following error message

    2021-08-20T14:52:22Z esxupdate: 2102380: esxupdate: ERROR: ValueError: Unequal config schemas share the same ID vsanhealth-7.0.1_0.30.17551050

    When I use Custom Cisco ISO, get the following error

    esxupdate: ERROR: ValueError: Unequal config schemas share the same ID esx-base-7.0.1_0.30.17551050

    Unfortunately, https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/59257 does not apply and also this does not help

    https://www.reddit.com/r/vmware/comments/gdd1bb/vcenter_70_host_update_issues/

    Can someone help?

     

     



  • 2.  RE: Host Update Fails with error The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Unable to patch ESXi host

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Aug 23, 2021 08:41 AM

    What does exactly your update path look like? Are you updating from Plain/Vanilla ESXi 7.0 U1 with a Cisco Image? And to which exact version you want to update to? (to 7.0 U1d?)



  • 3.  RE: Host Update Fails with error The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Unable to patch ESXi host

    Posted Aug 23, 2021 09:47 AM

    I install ESXi U1c with Cisco image.

    Then I try to update to u1d and this where it fails.



  • 4.  RE: Host Update Fails with error The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Unable to patch ESXi host

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Aug 23, 2021 02:17 PM

    Okay, so you've installed ESXi U1c with Cisco's customized image and you're trying to update via VLCM. Understood.

    By any chance, have you opened a SR on this issue? (NOT saying you should, just wondering if you did)



  • 5.  RE: Host Update Fails with error The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Unable to patch ESXi host

    Posted Aug 23, 2021 05:29 PM

    I did opened the SR.

    Support requested  me to reset VUM database as I mentioned I above, I can easily update via command line.



  • 6.  RE: Host Update Fails with error The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Unable to patch ESXi host
    Best Answer

    Posted Aug 26, 2021 07:38 PM

    Hello Team,

    I followed this article https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2147284 and the problem was resolved. In case you came across this bug, can be helpful as others amazing thread on this communities.

     



  • 7.  RE: Host Update Fails with error The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Unable to patch ESXi host

    Posted Aug 29, 2021 03:45 PM

    This worked for me as well, thank you!



  • 8.  RE: Host Update Fails with error The host returns esxupdate error codes: -1. Unable to patch ESXi host