ESXi 5 Host Update Gone Awry On One Machine But Not The Other
Posted on 2012-03-30
The first host I updated ESXi2, went well and was updated from ver 5.0.0 469512 to 5.0.0 623860. However, the second host that I updated, ESXi1 looked like it updated like the first, but when it rebooted it took a long time to reboot and then came up with the former version. So, ESXi1 remains on ver 5.0.0 469512.
I attempted to run the update again, but each time I try I receive an error, “checking file system on altbootbank please see log for detail.”
The error has something to do with the partition tables and the old FDisk utility can’t be used any longer with ESXi5, but another utility, "PartedUtil" must be used.
Has anyone run into this and been able to figure it out? The PartedUtil seems really raw. My other choice is to reinstall the ESXi host, but I had HA working on both hosts and so they should have been practically identical. The hosts have the same hardware and are sharing the same storage.