Patching ESXi 6.5 – [Errno 32] Broken pipe vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light

Patching ESXi 6.5 – [Errno 32] Broken pipe vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light

how to resolve a „[Errno 32] Broken pipe vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light“ when patching ESXi 6.5 to latest using offline zip file? on this issue i waste more than 5 hours

i always do first firmware updates on servers and after firmware updates i do esxi patching/ugrades. Today i was on customer site , which have 2 ESXi DELL EMC R530 nodes with DELL EMC customized image VMware ESXi, 6.5.0, 5310538.  migrate all vms to another node, put node in maintenance mode and i upload the offline .zip to share datastore, run patch process to VMware ESXi, 6.5.0, 8294253 (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-8294253.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A00) but ! i got error [Errno 32] Broken pipe

i tried:

  • reboot esxi node
  • update via esxi patch tracker –
  • update from VUM – new error !!! – „The host returns esxupdate error code:15“
  • update from custimized dell .iso (idrac and virtual media)
  • vmware forums but nothing helped me….
  • download VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-2.50.8294253 and install it – not possible 🙁

My solution:

this issue occurs if the packafe files in the /locker/packages/version/ is full or corrupted

  • In ESXi 5.0 systems – /locker/packages/5.0.0/
  • In ESXi 5.1 systems – /locker/packages/5.1.0/
  • In ESXi 5.5 systems – /locker/packages/5.5.0/
  • In ESXi 6.0 systems – /locker/packages/6.0.0/
  • In ESXi 6.5 systems – /locker/packages/6.5.0/

Check /store folder folder (why i have two folders packages and packages ???, and why i have ? ? ? ) , store folder must conintain packeges & var folder

verify that the symbolic link the /store folder must be linked to /locker folder (locker -> /store)

correctly is /locker/packages/version/ but my folder packages is emtpy !

so i decided to check folder /locker/packages ????/ ha ! in packages ???? is folder 6.5.0 ! bingo 

yes ! and in folder vmtools are tools like VMware_locker_tools-light_*



2 komentáře u “Patching ESXi 6.5 – [Errno 32] Broken pipe vibs = VMware_locker_tools-light

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    Worked for me, thanks Tomas. The floppies folder under packages/6.5.0 seemed to be broken for me, but I couldn’t delete or recreate it. Moving the whole package folder fixed it though.

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