tekka
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osp update and reboot

Hello,

inside osp guide I have:

- remove previous version of VMware OSP

- install new version

(eg: yum install vmware-tools-nox)

- reboot and verify

Is the latest step truly necessary? In all cases or only if any particuar kernel module is used?

Can we narrow down eventually?

In my case on a test server I have 8.0.2-208167 and update to 8.3.12-493255 with remove/install

In messages I can find

Apr  2 14:04:02 testsrv kernel: VMware memory control driver unloaded
Apr  2 14:04:02 testsrv kernel: Removing vmci device
Apr  2 14:04:02 testsrv kernel: Resetting vmci device
Apr  2 14:04:02 testsrv kernel: Unregistered vmci device.
Apr  2 14:04:02 testsrv kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:07.7 disabled
Apr  2 14:04:02 testsrv yum: Erased: vmware-open-vm-tools-common
Apr  2 14:04:10 testsrv yum: Erased: vmware-tools-nox
Apr  2 14:04:10 testsrv yum: Erased: vmware-open-vm-tools-nox
Apr  2 14:04:11 testsrv yum: Erased: vmware-open-vm-tools-kmod
Apr  2 14:04:11 testsrv yum: Erased: vmware-tools-common
Apr  2 14:15:16 testsrv yum: Installed: vmware-open-vm-tools-kmod-8.3.12-493255.el5.x86_64
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv kernel: VMware memory control driver initialized
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv kernel: VMCI: Major device number is: 253
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv kernel: Probing for vmci/PCI.
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:07.7 (0000 -> 0001)
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:07.7[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 67
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv kernel: Found vmci/PCI at 0x1080, irq 67.
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv kernel: VMCIUtil: Host capability check: PASSED
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv kernel: Registered vmci device.
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv yum: Installed: vmware-open-vm-tools-common-8.3.12-493255.el5.x86_64
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv yum: Installed: vmware-open-vm-tools-nox-8.3.12-493255.el5.x86_64
Apr  2 14:15:18 testsrv yum: Installed: vmware-tools-common-8.3.12-493255.el5.x86_64
Apr  2 14:15:19 testsrv yum: Installed: vmware-tools-nox-8.3.12-493255.el5.x86_64

so it seems it successfully unloads vmci and vmmemctl and then load them with the new versions...

relevant hw parts for my vm are e1000 for network and lsi logic parallel for scsi controller:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
00:07.7 System peripheral: VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface (rev 10)
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 01)

Thanks in advance,

Gianluca

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tekka
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And another question:

how do I have to use the "versions" file under

http://packages.vmware.com/tools/versions?

For example, if I have ESX 4.1.0 build 582267

what is the latest version of OSP I can install?

I see 4.1p04 directory with files marked with 8.3.12-559003 ...

Does it mean I can install them because 559003 <= 582267 ?

It is not so clear to me...

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