Don’t you just love it when something fails with an absolutely useless error message? Routine patching of a vCSA a while back (alright, two years back. Sometimes these things end up on the back burner!) landed me here-
Ah yes, the pesky old method invocation failure…
Logs turned up little to nothing useful, but I did find a solution- patching via CLI.
SSH to the vCSA.
For routine patching from the internet this simple one liner will do the trick-
software-packages install --url --acceptEulas
Reboot to finish up-
shutdown reboot --reason patching
Such success. Many amaze.
By default, VMware repositories will be used. Simply add the desired url after the
--url flag to specify custom repositories.
--acceptEulas flag if you’d like some bedtime reading.
For offline updates, replace the
--url flag with