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_220.127.116.1173994-15160134, 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:
- cd /tmp
- wget http://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/tools-light/VMware_locker_tools-light_10.3.10.12406962-14141615.vib
- esxcli software vib install -f -v /tmp/VMware_locker_tools-light_10.3.10.12406962-14141615.vib
- Once you receive verification that the Operation finished successfully, try the profile update command again to patch ESXi.