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Re: BL460c G6 ESX 3.5 Update 4 Partitioning Error

 
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theprofessional
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BL460c G6 ESX 3.5 Update 4 Partitioning Error

I am getting wired “Partitioning Error” when I try to use my existing (working) ESX 3.5 Update 4 build job on BL460c G6:
Drive ‘cciss/c0d0’ does not exists…

Any idea why? SAN ports are disabled in Virtual Connect so the blade sees only the local drive. The same build works on older blades BL460G1.

The partition is setup like that:

# Partitioning
clearpart --all --initlabel --drives=%hddevice%
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 100 --ondisk %hddevice%
part / --fstype ext3 --size 5000 --ondisk %hddevice%
part swap --size 1600 --ondisk %hddevice%
part /var --fstype ext3 --size 10000 --ondisk %hddevice%
# part /var/log --fstype ext3 --size 5000 --ondisk %hddevice%
# part /var/tmp --fstype ext3 --size 5000 --ondisk %hddevice%
part None --fstype vmkcore --size 100 --ondisk %hddevice%
part /tmp --fstype ext3 --size 10000 --ondisk %hddevice%

#%hddevice% gets the variable from vmesx.sh



Linux 5.3 Job works fine on the same blade BL460c G6 but ESX does not:
[root@DEMO ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/cciss/c0d0: 146.7 GB, 146778685440 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 17844 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2 14 17844 143227507+ 8e Linux LVM


Help :-(
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Cederberg
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Re: BL460c G6 ESX 3.5 Update 4 Partitioning Error

Hi!

I had exactly the same "problem" when we changed machinetype of our vmware farm. The issue is that the raidcontroler has changed and uses a diffrent driver you need to change the name of the drives.

I solved it by setting the %hddevice% to SDA. Actually we had changed the %hddevice% in our previous working default.txt to cciss/c0d0. This is our working partiotion "maker" ATM

clearpart --all --initlabel --drives=sda
part /boot --fstype ext3 --size 100 --ondisk=sda
part / --fstype ext3 --size 10240 --ondisk=sda
part swap --size 1600 --ondisk=sda
part /var/log --fstype ext3 --size 5120 --ondisk=sda
part None --fstype vmkcore --size 100 --ondisk=sda
Cederberg
Honored Contributor

Re: BL460c G6 ESX 3.5 Update 4 Partitioning Error

There is also an update for rdp 3.83 that adds new jobs for ESX 3.5u4 and 4.0.. you can find it here..

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/try.do?productNumber=HP-RDP
theprofessional
Occasional Advisor

Re: BL460c G6 ESX 3.5 Update 4 Partitioning Error

Great info. Thank you for the tip.