Errno 28 When Trying to Update VMware ESXi 6.7.0 Update 3

When trying to update/upgrade ESXi 6.7.0 Update 3 (via software profile update command) you may run into the following error below. This was a host running specifically Update 3 build 15018017 trying to update to build 15160138.

[Errno 28] No space left on device
vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light_11.0.1.14773994-15160134
Please refer to the log file for more details.

When attempting to update to build 16075168, the failure is related to: vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light_11.0.5.15389592-15999342, you can substitute this version into the commands below, keeping everything else the same.

First make sure you have Swap enabled on a datastore.  In vSphere Web Access, navigate to Host->Manage->Swap and choose a datastore.

Then manually install the VMware_locker_tools package by following these steps via SSH on the host:

cd /tmp


esxcli software vib install -f -v /tmp/VMware_locker_tools-light_11.0.1.14773994-15160134.vib

Once you receive verification that the Operation finished successfully, try the profile update command again to patch ESXi.

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