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Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME/CentOS kernel update

Offline Knyte

Hello,

I am running SME 8.0 (upgraded from 8b7 with no problems) in a VM.  The physical machine is an HP DL360 G5, dual-quad Xeons, 16 GB RAM running ESXi 5.  The VM has been assigned two procs and 1 GB RAM, plenty for what I need.  Great setup for a vanity/family site, I couldn't be happier with SME.

I have VMTools installed (which was a bit of a chore!)...however, when I installed the CentOS kernel update this morning, noticed the following errors (booting into an earler kernel has no errors):

VM Communication Interface                        [FAILED]
VM Communication Interface Socket Family     [FAILED]
Guest Operating System Daemon                   [OK]
                                                               [FAILED]

...that last FAILED looks exactly like that, nothing preceding it.

Re-install VMTools?

Thanks in advance
« Last Edit: May 31, 2012, 04:42:09 AM by Knyte »
SME 8.1 (currently restoring to SME 9.2) running in ESXi 5.5

Re: Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME kernel update
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 02:40:24 AM »
I have VMTools installed (which was a bit of a chore!)...however, when I installed the CentOS kernel update this morning, noticed the following errors (booting into an earler kernel has no errors):

VM Communication Interface                        [FAILED]
VM Communication Interface Socket Family     [FAILED]
Guest Operating System Daemon                   [OK]
                                                               [FAILED]

...that last FAILED looks exactly like that, nothing preceding it.

Re-install VMTools?

I would guess so. Or delete them - you don't need vmware-tools to run SME server.  Why did you install them?

Also I would note that vmware-tools are not part of SME server, so off-topic in this forum.

Offline Knyte

Re: Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME kernel update
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 02:53:06 AM »
Why did you install them?
I thought VMTools helps with memory management and such?  They are installed in an effort to reach optimal performance, that's the only reason.

Also I would note that vmware-tools are not part of SME server, so off-topic in this forum.
Sorry about that...pls move to wherever more appropriate if need be.
SME 8.1 (currently restoring to SME 9.2) running in ESXi 5.5

Offline Stefano

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Re: Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME/CentOS kernel update
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 11:47:55 AM »
AFAIK every time you upgrade your kernel AND you have vmware-tools running, you have to call

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vmware-config-tools.pl

please be aware you must execute it form a local console, not from a remote one
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Re: Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME/CentOS kernel update
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 06:23:55 PM »
please be aware you must execute it form a local console, not from a remote one
Just out of curiosity: does that also hold true when run from a screen session when connected remotely?
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Offline Knyte

Re: Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME/CentOS kernel update
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012, 06:57:15 PM »
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vmware-config-tools.pl

Stefano, that is exactly what I was looking for - many thanks (didn't even have to restart)!!
SME 8.1 (currently restoring to SME 9.2) running in ESXi 5.5

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Re: Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME/CentOS kernel update
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2012, 09:45:25 PM »
Just out of curiosity: does that also hold true when run from a screen session when connected remotely?

never tested..
I prefer to use the console inside vmware client
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Re: Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME kernel update
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2012, 07:35:48 AM »
I would guess so. Or delete them - you don't need vmware-tools to run SME server.  Why did you install them?
Please pardon my intrusion here, but I have to add that a reason to have vmware-tools is to be able to order guest OSs to shutdown, when a power failure is detected by ESXi (via a ups mechanism).

@knyte: please pardon my OT: how are the network cards configured in your ESXi? vmxnet, vmxnet2? And which type did you select to install SME as? CentOS? Red Hat 5 32-bit?

Offline Knyte

Re: Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME kernel update
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 08:32:08 AM »
@knyte: please pardon my OT: how are the network cards configured in your ESXi? vmxnet, vmxnet2? And which type did you select to install SME as? CentOS? Red Hat 5 32-bit?

Procs:  Dual
Mem:  1024 MB
OS type:  Other 2.6 Linux (32-bit)
NIC:  Flexible

To be honest, when I created the VM, I wasn't completely sure what to pick, either...so, took a stab at it with this config, and so far there have been no problems to speak of.  I'm sure CentOS 4/5/6 (32-bit) would be fine as well, but at the time I didn't know where SME was going/basically had no idea and took a guess.  I'm not at all above trying something else if it's recommended/suggested.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 08:36:25 AM by Knyte »
SME 8.1 (currently restoring to SME 9.2) running in ESXi 5.5

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Re: Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME/CentOS kernel update
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2012, 07:39:50 PM »
Just out of curiosity: does that also hold true when run from a screen session when connected remotely?
It may disconnect your session while reconfiguring the network interfaces.
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Quote from: CharlieBrady on May 30, 2012, 05:40:24 PM

    Why did you install them?
When vmware-tools installed it also installs the new network drivers (vmxnet(2,3) which helps to connect faster between VMware machines. It also speedup the disk access. In general performance with vmware-tools installed is better, so there is benefit to install them.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 07:48:03 PM by Boris »
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Re: Failed Services in VMWare ESXi 5 after SME/CentOS kernel update
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 09:10:37 AM »
Moving to 8-contribs section of the forums.
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