10 Replies Latest reply on Dec 2, 2010 5:30 PM by rrod1

    ESXi PANIC: Error while reading file: -3, state.tgz

    montespcs Novice

      After a poweroff (ungraceful shutdown), upon reboot of ESXi, I get the following screen dump:

       

      Kernel: vmkerkel.gz bootUUID=7b00...........................................................

      Loading vmkernel.gz

      Module: binmod.tgz

      Loading binmod.tgz

      Module: environ.tgz

      Loading environ.tgz

      Module: cim.tgz

      Loading cim.tgz

      Module: oem.tgz

      Loading oem.tgz

      Module: license.tgz

      Loading license.tgz

      Module: state.tgz

      Loading state.tgz

      PANIC: Error while reading file: -3, state.tgz

      boot:

       

       

       

       

      If I press <ENTER> it starts to reload the HyperVisor and loops again loading the above files.

       

       

       

       

      Any idea what this is or how to correct this?  I've found only one other site on a google search that references the same error posted by another admin.  No answer to his query about why this happened.

       

       

       

       

      This server is a Dell PowerEdge 4600 running dual 2.4GHz 2GB RAM, Perc3/DC using 2 mirrored 18GB SCSI drives (ESX OS), and 6 36GB SCSI for the local datastore (VMFS).

       

       

       

       

      Running ESXi Update 2, build 110271.  No other patches installed.

       

       

       

       

      Thanks to anyone that responds.