I’m trying to update an ESXi host:
# uname -a
VMkernel esxihostname.somedomain.com 6.7.0 #1 SMP Release build-14320388 Aug 5 2019 02:37:06 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ESXi
The command I am invoking is from [https://esxi-patches.v-front.de/ESXi-6.7.0.html](https://esxi-patches.v-front.de/ESXi-6.7.0.html) (while firewall port 443 open)
# esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.7.0-20191204001-standard
to which I receive this error:
unorderable types: datetime.datetime() < NoneType()
Please refer to the log file for more details.
I thought it might have to do with time sync – hosts are all set to UTC in BIOS and in web client, I’ve tried setting VCSA both to host, or using domain controllers as NTP sources – neither appear to have any impact.
ntpd appears to be behaving normally:
# ntpd -q
27 Dec 06:40:57 ntpd: ntpd email@example.com Mon May 20 19:29:19 UTC 2019 (1): Starting
27 Dec 06:40:57 ntpd: Command line: ntpd -q
27 Dec 06:40:57 ntpd: proto: precision = 0.323 usec (-21)
27 Dec 06:40:57 ntpd: basedate set to 2019-05-08
27 Dec 06:40:57 ntpd: gps base set to 2019-05-12 (week 2053)
27 Dec 06:40:57 ntpd: unable to bind to wildcard address :: – another process may be running – EXITING
# ntpq -p
remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
somedc01.somedom 126.96.36.199 4 u 20 64 3 0.465 0.482 0.247
somedc02.somedom .LOCL. 1 u 20 64 3 0.698 72478.7 10.249
Anyone ever seen this before? Any ideas about what I could do?
Thinking about trying a fresh install of 6.7U3 but would like to avoid if possible.
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