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      • 285. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
        kugutsu Novice

        Hi, Partmann

         

         

        please help me

         

         

        Although I validated SATA using gosata.sh, after rebooting ESX, the following error messages will be displayed. and shown "Activating swap FAIL" in booting process.

        (ML115 G5 and ESX3.5update2)

         

        -


        VMNIX: (0)scsi; device set offline - command error recovery failed: host 3 channel 0 id 0 lun 0

        -


         

        but, swap-partition working correctly.

         

         

        thank you.

        • 286. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
          rpartmann Expert

          hi,

           

          what says:   cat /proc/swaps

           

          i get ...

           

          cat /proc/swaps

          Filename                        Type            Size    Used    Priority

          /dev/sda5                       partition       554200  0       -1

           

           

           

          bye r.

          • 287. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
            kugutsu Novice

            Hi rpartman

             

            # cat /proc/swaps

            Filename                        Type            Size    Used    Priority

            /dev/sda3                       partition       554232  0       -1

            #

             

            -


            # mount

            /dev/sda2 on / type ext3 (rw)

            none on /proc type proc (rw)

            none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)

            usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)

            /dev/sda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)

            none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)

            /dev/sda5 on /var/log type ext3 (rw)

             

            -


            # cat /etc/fstab

            UUID=a2106a3e-54e3-491e-ac79-d301b770af79 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1

            UUID=f74004d5-53c3-4efc-ba30-7097df1fca98 /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2

            none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0

            none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0

            none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0

            UUID=e8e41456-9965-497d-8c45-811101e62f4f /var/log                ext3    defaults        1 2

            UUID=f918c64a-266c-4f73-b107-1e082ad6cbb0 swap                    swap    defaults        0 0

            /dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

             

            -


            # fdisk -l

             

            Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes

            255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders

            Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

             

               Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System

            /dev/sda1   *         1        13    104391   83  Linux

            /dev/sda2            14       650   5116702+  83  Linux

            /dev/sda3           651       719    554242+  82  Linux swap

            /dev/sda4           720     19457 150512985    5  Extended

            /dev/sda5           720       973   2040223+  83  Linux

             

            Disk /dev/sdc: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes

            255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders

            Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

             

               Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System

            /dev/sdc1   *         1     60801 488384001   83  Linux

             

            Disk /dev/hdg: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes

            255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders

            Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

             

               Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System

            /dev/hdg1   *         1     60801 488384001   83  Linux

             

            Disk /dev/hde: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes

            255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders

            Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

             

               Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System

            /dev/hde1   *         1     60801 488383968+  fb  Unknown

             

            Disk /dev/hda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes

            255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders

            Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

             

               Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System

            /dev/hda1   *         1        13    104391   83  Linux

            /dev/hda2            14       650   5116702+  83  Linux

            /dev/hda3           651       719    554242+  82  Linux swap

            /dev/hda4           720     19457 150512985    5  Extended

            /dev/hda5           720       973   2040223+  83  Linux

             

            -


            160GB SATA-HDD x 1 (/ /boot /var/log)

            500GB SATA-HDD x 2 vmfs

            • 288. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
              rpartmann Expert

              >Hi rpartman

              >root@esx02 root# cat /proc/swaps

              >Filename                        Type            Size    Used    Priority

              >/dev/sda3                       partition       554232  0       -1

              >root@esx02 root#

               

              hi,

               

              well i would say your system (COS) has as swap partition and it is

              active but not used.

              not too bad, ... does the error occur at each startup , or ist it gone now?

               

              reinhard.

              • 289. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                kugutsu Novice

                Hi

                 

                This problem is displayed each time. It was not displayed when only ESX was installed. It is displayed after executing gosata.sh.

                The result was the same although I repeated this.

                • 290. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                  rpartmann Expert

                  hi,

                   

                  well thing is that the disk drive will be detected without gosata as

                  IDE and with SCSI.

                  So it could be that any startup script references to hdXY instead of sdXY.

                   

                  bye,

                  Reinhard.

                  • 291. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                    kugutsu Novice

                    hi

                     

                    Many thanks! It works correctly.

                     

                    I modified /etc/fstab.

                    UUID=  -


                    > /dev/sdaX

                     

                    thank you.

                    • 292. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                      a3h Lurker

                       

                      How did you het esx 3.5 installed. I am getting a kernel panic after i hit the enter key for graphic installation

                       

                       

                      ASRock AM2NF3-VSTA motherboard

                      AMD Athlon 64 3800+

                      6GB GEIL RAM

                      1 x Samsung HD743LJ 750GB SATA hard drives

                      DVDRW IDE drive

                      GeForce 4MX AGP graphics card

                      Intel Pro1000MT NIC

                       

                       

                      Esx3i form usb stick is working fine ?:|

                       

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      • 293. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                        kaabol Lurker

                        Hi Reinhard,

                         

                        For HP DC7800 CMT:

                         

                        Just solved an issue using onboard SATA-controller with ESXi 3.5.

                         

                        By using the SATA ports 4 and 5 (Orange and light-blue) the disks are discovered as sdx-devices.

                         

                        Hope someone will find this helpfull.

                         

                        Regards,

                        Kenneth

                        • 294. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                          rpartmann Expert

                          Hi,

                           

                           

                          Nice One!

                           

                          Reinhard

                          • 295. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                            Grimfish Novice

                             

                            Hi All,

                             

                             

                            I Just thought I would share another system that works out of the box for ESX 3.5. As I have mentioned in earlier posts I purchased an ASUS P5BV-SAS Mother board, I was using this as a file server and iSCSI target under Windows 2003 but decided to try it as an ESX server.

                             

                             

                            The Install works from an IDE CD Drive and every HDD drive was seen in ESX and can be used to run VM's from. The only limitation I found was the Intel ICH7R RAID setup. This type of RAID is commonly referred to as fake RAID and this means it requires OS drivers to facilitate the RAID. As a result ESX just sees the disks as JBOD despite being set as a mirror in the RAID BIOS.

                             

                             

                            The good news for this board is the LSI1068 SAS controller is a dedicated hardware RAID device and ESX will see the disks attached to it as s RAIDed set as they are set up in the BIOS. ASUS also have a RAID mode called RAID 1E. This is in essence a RAID 10 set up but can have upto 8 disks in the set. It also performs very well.

                             

                             

                            All in all the MB was about $400.00 Aust and I feel well worth the money. It is a low end server board that doesn't require (but can use) FB DIMM's and can run the CORE2/QUAD range of CPU's as well as XEON's. It also has the Broadcom GB NIC's and these are also seen by ESX 3.5

                             

                             

                            I hope this helps if someone is looking for a board that does it all direct from the box.

                             

                             

                            Cheers

                             

                             

                            • 296. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                              noahhomsky Novice

                              Please help! I had Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus with six SATA drives. When I install ESX 3.5 U3 - I have problem:

                               

                               

                               

                              • I'm restart in service console,

                               

                               

                               

                              • edit /etc/vmware/pciid/sata_nv.xml (037e->037f)

                               

                               

                               

                              • esxcfg-pciid

                               

                               

                               

                              • esxcfg-boot -r

                               

                               

                               

                              • esxcfg-boot -b

                               

                               

                               

                              • reboot

                               

                              ... but on load ESX write:

                               

                               

                               

                              Activating swap partitions: ... long time ... scsi: device might be offline - command error recovery failed: host 6 channel 0 is 0 lun 0

                               

                               

                               

                              ... and  hanging but hard-drives are working.

                               

                               

                               

                              When I wrong?

                               

                               

                               

                              Sorry for my bad english

                              • 297. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                                igurtin Lurker

                                 

                                HI

                                 

                                 

                                Reinhard

                                 

                                 

                                Did You successfully installed ESX3.0 on HP XW8200 ?

                                 

                                 

                                Thank You

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                • 298. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                                  xx213421312 Lurker

                                   

                                  Hi,

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  I have recently bought a HP ML115 Opteron Quad core. I have been reading this thread and found a script which sorts out the SATA issue. I have updated the script to cover ESX 3.5 update 3, I have also updated so you can run the script directly from the ESX service console (via ssh).

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  Once you have ssh'd onto the box, chmod +x <script filename>

                                   

                                   

                                  edit the script if you need to change any values i.e initrd file name (I have created variables for HD names, partition number and initrd image names). The variables should make it easier to update the script for new versions of ESX.

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  File is attached

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  Regards

                                   

                                   

                                  • 299. Re: SATA Support Clear as Mud!?
                                    dchateau Lurker

                                     

                                    I have a 306m xSeries server. but.. i'm not sure how to disable IDE from BIOS with out disabling the CDROM...

                                     

                                     

                                    How did you disable the ide controllers?

                                     

                                     

                                    Will this work with out trying the script?