PBT-Freaky
Contributor
Contributor

Locker folder issue

Hello,

I'm in the process of upgrading 5 vSphere 6.5 U1 hosts to vSphere 6.7. 4 of them went well, the 5th shows a problem.

After a failed upgrade it shows: 'Cannot execute upgrade script on host.'

So I started putty and 1 store was 100% in use. Each time it's the locker store. I found articles to clean up the store. I did, even back 99% free, but till now still no luck.

I noticed some strange behavior of this store: when running 'ls -l' a nice listing shows.

[root@MY-ESX03:/vmfs/volumes/584ec949-400c0a6f-ed9d-001f295dea86] ls -la

total 2048

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root             8 Jan  1  1970

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root             8 Jan  1  1970

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root             8 Jan  1  1970

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root             8 Jan  1  1970

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root             8 Jan  1  1970

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root             8 Jan  1  1970

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           512 Oct  5 18:45 ..

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root             8 Oct  5 13:43 packages

drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root             8 Oct  5 13:43 var

[root@MY-ESX03:/vmfs/volumes/584ec949-400c0a6f-ed9d-001f295dea86]

But when I use 'ls -R'

[root@MY-ESX03:/vmfs/volumes/584ec949-400c0a6f-ed9d-001f295dea86] ls -R

.:

packages  var

./:

packages  var

./:

packages  var

./:

packages  var

./:

packages  var

./:

packages  var

I have to use CTRL-C to stop it....

On every other host this runs nicely and stops all by itself.

Anyone seen this behavior?

And if so: do you have a solution?

Kind regards,

René

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SupreetK
Commander
Commander

You might have done it already but, have you restarted the management agents on the host after freeing up the concerned partition?

Cheers,

Supreet

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PBT-Freaky
Contributor
Contributor

Thank you for your suggestion.

I've even restarted the host directly afterwards, but no luck.

Regards,

René

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