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The host returns esxupdate error code 15 – ESX Host Patching issue

The below error might have received while you patch the ESX host –

The host returns esxupdate error code:15. The package manager transaction is not successful. Check the Update Manager log files and esx update log files for more details.

This error occurs due to one of the VIB package which needs to be removed by logging on to the putty session with the admin credentials.

Step 1:

Login to the vCenter console and look for the host

Step 2:

Go to Configuration Tab –> Security Profile properties
Select the SIM Server and click on Stop button

Step 3:

Login to ESX host with the Putty by providing the admin credentials

Step 4:

Remove the current CIM provider VIB by issuing this command:

# esxcli software vib remove -n intel-cdmv2-provider

The command output will be like below –

The removal issues messages similar to these:
Message: Operation finished successfully.
Reboot Required: false
VIBs Installed:
VIBs Removed: Intel_bootbank_intel-cdmv2-provider_2.1-1.11
VIBs Skipped:

Step 5:

Start the CIM Server service

Step 6:

Try now to patch the host again, the issue should be fixed with no error.

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