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VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.0 Update 1a and Update 1b (VCSA) Known Issues (2017801)

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This knowledge base article documents known issues related to updating the VMware vCenter Server Appliance. For a comprehensive list of known issues, refer to VMware vCenter Server 5.0 Update1 b Release Notes.
  • The vCenter Server Appliance update fails to install the update to 5.0 Update 1 and the log file /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/updatecli.log displays the following error message:
"ERROR: Not enough space on disk to migrate embedded database."


  1. Create a new virtual disk with size 20GB and attach it to the vCenter Server Appliance.
  2. Log in to the vCenter Server Appliance's console and format the new disk as follows:
    1. At the command line, type, "echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan".
    2. Type, "parted -s /dev/sdc mklabel msdos".
    3. Type, "parted -s /dev/sdc mkpartfs primary ext2 0 22G".
  3. Mount the new partition under /storage/db/export:
    1. Type, "mkdir -p /storage/db/export".
    2. Type, "mount /dev/sdc1 /storage/db/export".
  4. Repeat the update process. 
  5. You can remove the new disk after the update process finishes successfully and the vCenter Server Appliance is shut down.

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