ESXupdate Error Code 15

ESXupdate Error Code 15

Have you ever been trying to remediate a VMware ESXi host and received the "esxupdate error code 15"? This issue occurs if the /locker/ folder cont

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Have you ever been trying to remediate a VMware ESXi host and received the “esxupdate error code 15”?

This issue occurs if the /locker/ folder contains too many files aside from the /locker/packages (or /store/packages) folder. Remediation cannot happen as the disk does not have enough space. This is a known bug and VMware wrote an article about it at https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2030665

To resolve this error when remediating the upgrade baseline, cleanup /locker/ folder.
  1. Use df /locker to find how much the disk has been consumed. After the failed remediation, no tools-light VIB would remain on the disk. If at this point the disk is still more than half used, a cleanup is necessary.
  2. Run du -ah /locker/* to find out what are in the locker, remove large files in the directory.
  3. One potential usage of /locker is vSAN traces, to setup trace in a datastore or other storage.
  4. After cleaning up the partition, retry the scan/remediation.

A Nested Mess! While cleanup is running your window may look like the following:

Patience is a virtue, it can take quite a bit of time to complete the cleanup, especially if you see a mess like above. This one, took 1.5 hours to run!

 

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