Heartstealer
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VirtualCenter Server Service dont start up due to a DB issue. Verified the DB connectivity... test success

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Hi Guys,

I encountered sudden VirtualCenter service shutdown due to DB error. However, DB connectivity is fine I went to oracle odbc on my server and tested the same... after this vCenter service is not starting up. Please find the event viewer error message below. I have couple of questions more which i have included after the error message.

Event Type: Error

Event Source: VMware VirtualCenter Server

Event Category: None

Event ID: 1000

Date: 2/5/2009

Time: 11:04:07 PM

User: N/A

Computer: SRVVC10

Description:

The description for Event ID ( 1000 ) in Source ( VMware VirtualCenter Server ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: An unrecoverable problem has occurred, stopping the VMware VirtualCenter service. Check database connectivity before restarting. Error: Error[VdbODBCError] (-1) "ODBC error: (HY000) - [ODBC][Ora]ORA-01653: unable to extend table VPX_OWNER.VPX_EVENT_ARG by 128 in tablespace VPX_DATA

" is returned when executing SQL statement "INSERT INTO VPX_EVENT_ARG (EVENT_ID, ARG_ID, ARG_TYPE, ARG_DATA, OBJ_TYPE, OBJ_NAME) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)".

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Is oracle a good Database for vCenter installation? What are the best practices related to Oracle hosting a vCenter metadata DB?

I am only able to find best practices and fine tuning tips for SQL Smiley Sad we dont have a robust SQL environment and Oracle is on a highly available environment hence that is recommended by enterprise security team and DB team Smiley Sad

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capablanca
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Have you checked if there is free disk space on the DB server?

Have you made any changes to the VC or DB?

What does the vpxd.log show?

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dellboy
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What happens if you restart the vCenter database instance on your oracle server, and start the VirtualCenter Server Service on your vCenter box?

Sorry, haven't had a great deal of experience with vCenter running on Oracle, as most customers have used MS SQL

capablanca
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Have you checked if there is free disk space on the DB server?

Have you made any changes to the VC or DB?

What does the vpxd.log show?

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Heartstealer
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Thanks guys ...

As u assumed capablanca it was due that the table space was less ... we increased the same and it fixed the issue.

Thanks a ton guys.

Regards raul

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