The pending transaction requires 242 MB free space, however the maximum supported size is 239 MB

September 13, 2018 Jordansphere VMware

Problem

 

When trying to update the Dell MEM from 1.2 to 1.5 on ESXi 6.0 I got an error 15 in Update Manager

 

Using esxcli update method I was presented with the following error:

 

 The pending transaction requires 242 MB free space, however the maximum supported size is 239 MB.
 Please refer to the log file for more details.

 

 

Troubleshooting

Check which vibs are currently installed

esxcli software vib list

 

I know we arent using any QLogic scsi drivers so I decided to get a list of them

esxcli software vib list | grep -i QLogic

Output:

ima-qla4xxx                     500.2.01.31-1vmw.0.3.100400            QLogic           VMwareCertified   2014-03-03
misc-cnic-register              1.712.70.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820    QLogic           VMwareCertified   2016-12-05
net-bnx2                        2.2.5k.v55.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820      QLogic           VMwareCertified   2016-12-05
net-bnx2x                       2.712.70.v55.3-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820    QLogic           VMwareCertified   2016-12-05
net-cnic                        2.712.70.v55.3-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820    QLogic           VMwareCertified   2016-12-05
net-nx-nic                      5.5.643-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820           QLogic           VMwareCertified   2016-12-05
net-qlcnic                      5.5.190-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820           QLogic           VMwareCertified   2015-07-22
qlnativefc                      1.1.58.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820          QLogic           VMwareCertified   2016-12-05
scsi-bfa                        3.2.5.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820           QLogic           VMwareCertified   2015-07-22
scsi-bnx2fc                     1.712.70.v55.5-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820    QLogic           VMwareCertified   2016-12-05
scsi-bnx2i                      2.712.70.v55.2-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820    QLogic           VMwareCertified   2016-12-05
scsi-qla4xxx                    644.55.37.0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820       QLogic           VMwareCertified   2016-12-05
scsi-qla2xxx                    911.k1.1-26OEM.500.0.0.472560          qlogic           VMwareCertified   2014-03-0

 

Resolution

Remove unecessary VIBs

In my example I SSH to the host  and run :

esxcli software vib remove -n scsi-qla2xxx -n scsi-qla4xxx -n scsi-bnx2i -n scsi-bnx2fc -n scsi-bfa -n net-qlcnic -n net-nx-nic -n net-cnic -n net-bnx2x

 

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