Cannot stage patch to ESXi host

When you try to stage patches or re mediate ESXi host you get this error- cannot stage patch to ESXi host. Also if you stage some selected patches it may allow you to stage the patches and remediate the host.

Workaround: I couldn’t troubleshoot the issue and hence posting a workaround that I used to remediate the hosts.

1.a. Install Powercli on Windows machine

1.b. Download latest build from vmware site https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal?src=vmw_so_vex_fgreh_24

1.c. Add-EsxSoftwareDepot .\ESXi670-latest_build.zip

1.d. Get-EsxImageProfile | ft -AutoSize

1.e. Copy the name of ESXi-6.7.0-build_number-standard

1.f. Export-EsxImageProfile -ImageProfile ESXi-6.7.0-build_number-standard -ExportToISO -Filepath c:\ESXi-6.7.0-latest.iso

2. On VMWare Update Manager, Go to Admin View and upload latest build iso file under ESXi Images

3. Create new baseline- select Host upgrade and select the newly uploaded build image

4. Attach the upgrade baseline to ESXi host in question and remediate the host.

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