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VMware error: “Failed to write header to…”

Dear VMware User Today a customer called me and showed me following error (Veeam & VMware logs): Error A general system error occurred: Failed to write header to “/var/log/vmware/journal/1487689997.1: Error while writing to file. There is no space left on the device Reservation destination directory   Solution Solution was to move the logs away from the scratch partition (in our case a 4 GB SD card) to a persistent scratch location (i.e. a VMware datastore) More information on the VMware KB site: https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2003322  

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Disks not available during ESXi Upgrade on HPE servers

Today I did an ESXi update on some HPE DL380 Gen9 servers for a customer. I attached the ISO and rebooted the first host as always. But during the update process no disks was shown to update / install the ESXi host.   Resolution: The issue was, that I should take the HPE Custom ESXi ISO. Download: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI60U2-HPE&productId=491 (Google for other vendors) Reboot again with the right ISO and I could start the update. Hope it helps some others out there.