Upgrading ESX3.0.2 to 3.5 in our farm of Dell 1950's.
I get this error on boot from some of the hosts (not all) that I do a straight upgrade.
I remove the host from the farm, then do an uprgade using a CD with 3.5U2 on it, then reboot.
The error persist after several cold boots. What does this error refer too... the random number generator ? What other potentialeffects could it have ?
Are you having trouble with HA? Are the hosts reporting correctly in your cluster?
Typically, you would disable HA before performing the upgrade. I would disable HA in your cluster, and the re-enable it.
Message was edited by: kjb007 : added HA info
I remove the host from the farm before performing the upgrade so HA would not be running (correct?).
Then I join it to the farm after its upgraded.
disabling/enabling HA didnt work.
No, it goes by too quick. Is there a log file created at boot I can look at ? if so whats the path ?
I have done some searching at this site, appears its a bug in Update 2, and is fixed in update 3.
Is your server stating that it has a problem with the HA agent? Is there a yellow triangle next to the host, and a message in the summary tab of the ESX server in vCenter?
Ok, then it does appear to be a transient error. I haven't seen a specific reference to this being a bug that is fixed in Update 3, but if you've seen otherwise. . . .
I have rebooted enough machines that I get a path in the error and then "... agent_env.linux not found"
However once joined back in the cluster these upgraded boxes are running fine.