kkrish99
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SYSLOGD often restarts my ESX Server?

Dudes,

My ESX server often gets restarted. When i explore the /var/log/messages i could see that syslogd does it.

Jan 22 21:20:28 EDC-ESX01 dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on vswif0 to 10.50.70.10 port 67

Jan 22 21:20:28 EDC-ESX01 dhclient: DHCPACK from 10.50.70.10

Jan 22 21:20:28 EDC-ESX01 dhclient: bound to 10.50.98.212 -- renewal in 8539 seconds.

Jan 22 22:03:38 EDC-ESX01 syslogd 1.4.1: restart.

Jan 22 22:03:38 EDC-ESX01 syslog: syslogd startup succeeded

Jan 22 22:03:38 EDC-ESX01 kernel: klogd 1.4.1, log source = /proc/kmsg started.

Jan 22 22:03:38 EDC-ESX01 kernel: Linux version 2.4.21-47.0.1.ELvmnix (mts@pa-lin-bld418.eng.vmware.com) (gcc version 3.2.3 20030502 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-14)) #1 Tue Mar 18 18:07:00 PDT 2008[VMnix version 82663]

Jan 22 22:03:38 EDC-ESX01 kernel: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:

Any idea, why this happens? Need your sggestions to overcome this.

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kkrish99
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Dudes,

Service console is configured to get IP from DHCP server, is this a problem?

If so I have another ESX server which is also configured to take IP from DHCP server, but i don't have problem with this server.

Please help ....

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If you can help it do not use DHCP for the SC. It is supported, sure, but this makes it more likely that you will have name resolution issues and other prblems. Set your SCs with a static IP addresses.

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kkrish99
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Thanks for your response,

I have reserved the MAC address in the DHCP server, hence the service console always gets the same IP every time it tries to renew.

So i hope that there should not be any DNS issues. Moreover i don't have any issues with the other ESX server.

I strongly believe that this should not be the cause for the restart.

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Virtuoso
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I do not see why using DHCP would cause a problem, but in general I do not do things different from the standard unless there is a compelling reason. When you do that you tend to find the bugs nobody else notices

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Texiwill
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Hello,

syslogd periodically restarts as well. Nothing untoward about this. It happens on most Linux systems. If klogd restarts, that suggests that the SC has rebooted. I would not worry about syslogd restarting at all.


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deepak_ashwath
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Hi All,

I am facing a similar issue as Krish, i have ESX 4.0 restarting frequently, any idea... the logs are as shown below.

Everytime it is the same error logs when ESX restarts, has any one faced this

Mar 27 00:01:01 dxdxb094 syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Mar 27 00:01:01 dxdxb094 syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Mar 27 02:36:21 dxdxb094 cimslp: SLP data collection finished
Mar 27 04:37:59 dxdxb094 syslogd 1.4.1: restart.
Mar 27 04:37:59 dxdxb094 kernel: klogd 1.4.1, log source = /proc/kmsg started.
Mar 27 04:37:59 dxdxb094 kernel: [    0.000000] Linux version 2.6.18-128.ESX (mts@pa-lin-bld371.eng.vmware.com) (gcc version 4.1.2) #1 Fri Apr 10 00:08:17 PDT 2009 [ESX Service C
onsole build 159778]

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