Re-post of information that’s already out there. I ran into this error several times and of course more sharing is caring.
Problem / Scenario:
Upgrading a Intel NUC (Skull Canyon) with ESXi installed and came across this error.
VMware ESXi 7.03 to 8.0.0.
Out of resources for decompressing data (xxxxxxxxx). gzip extract failed for /tools.t00 (size. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) out of resources.
Error 10 (out of resources) while loading module: /tools.t00
Fatal error: 10 (Out of Resources)
Disable the Thunderbolt device within the BIOS and reboot.
Well documented issue when installing/upgrading ESXi on the Intel NUC’s using the USB to Ethernet VMware Fling.