Oh such end of the year content!
I set about updating our vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) appliance from 18.104.22.168 to 7.0 today to solve the recently released security issues (VMware Security Advisory ID: VMSA-2015-0008.1).
Easy update with the VAMI available but I quickly ran into this issue:
Not very informative – so looked at the updatecli.log file in the given location and it only told me that the pre and post installs had failed. Again not very informative. I looking into the vami.log file and saw that it had downloaded all the files and had made a file to mark a reboot required. So I thought – better try and reboot before starting the install again. This looked at first to work! But alas, the update just later threw this error: