Errno 28 When Trying to Update VMware ESXi 6.7.0 Update 2 to Update 3

When trying to update/upgrade ESXi 6.7.0 Update 2 to Update 3 (via software profile update command) you may run into the following error below. This was a host running specifically Update 2 build 13644319.

[Errno 28] No space left on device
vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light_10.3.10.12406962-14141615
Please refer to the log file for more details.

When attempting to update to build 15160138, the failure is related to: vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light_11.0.1.14773994-15160134, you can substitute this version into the commands below.

The solution is to manually install VMware_locker_tools package by following these steps via SSH on the host:

  1. cd /tmp
  2. wget
  3. esxcli software vib install -f -v /tmp/VMware_locker_tools-light_10.3.10.12406962-14141615.vib
  4. Once you receive verification that the Operation finished successfully, try the profile update command again to patch ESXi.
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