13 Replies Latest reply on Aug 29, 2013 11:57 AM by paulhbeckerj

    Performing update blanks out manifest-installed

    gxc422 Enthusiast

      I had one user report back that his update failed.  I looked at the VAMI web management page and it had no properties about the current appliance version.  The update tab that usually displays Vendor, Appliance Name, Appliance Version, Last Check, etc were all missing.   Digging further on the machine itself, there was an empty manifest-installed.xml in /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/info.

       

      The updatecli.log shows:

       

      25/07/2011 21:19:27 11778 updateStatus:UA_CLI.cpp:45 (updatecli) [INFO] Update status: Done VMware tools reconfiguration
      25/07/2011 21:19:27 11778 updateStatus:UA_CLI.cpp:45 (updatecli) [INFO] Update status: Running finalizing installation
      25/07/2011 21:19:27 11778 executeFile:UA_CLI.cpp:86 (updatecli) [INFO] Running /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/job/2/manifest_update
      25/07/2011 21:19:28 11778 updateStatus:UA_CLI.cpp:45 (updatecli) [INFO] Update status: Done finalizing installation
      25/07/2011 21:19:28 11778 updateStatus:UA_CLI.cpp:45 (updatecli) [INFO] Update status: Update completed successfully
      25/07/2011 21:19:28 11778 main:UA_CLI.cpp:225 (updatecli) [INFO] Install Finished

       

      However the typical final line on the updated version and description wasn't in the log.

       

      Has anyone experienced this?  Any idea why manifest-installed.xml would get an empty file?

        • 1. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
          danielGeo Novice

          We have seen this error again on another customer site.  Has this issue been root caused yet?

          • 2. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
            asharpe Hot Shot
            VMware Employees

            We have done some analysis, and observations have pointed to a possible race condition when the UI is trying to get the current version of the appliance, and an update is in progress. The "get version" part of update is (unfortunately) active; it actually will copy over a manifest if it isn't current. We don't yet have a good plan for fixing this.

             

            The only workaround I can suggest that you try is to log out of the UI after instigating an update, or allowing the update to automatically do its job without using the UI, or doing the update from the command line without logging in to the UI.

            • 3. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
              paulhbeckerj Novice

              in our last test, 4 out of 20 machines that we updated from the command line with

                "vamicli update --install latest"

              ended up with this file having zero length:

              /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/info/manifest-installed.xml

              then 'vamicli version --appliance" returns nothing and

              I dont think we will be able to update them the machines any further.

              We were getting the updates from a mounted CDROM.

              Can anyone please offer any suggestions?

               

              [root@localhost ~]# vamicli version --appliance

              [root@localhost ~]#

              [root@localhost ~]# vamicli version --studio

              Version - 2.6.0.0 Build 631426

               

               

               

               

               

              from the log file:  /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/vami.log

               

              19/08/2013 21:22:23 [INFO] creating new provider runtime configuration file. file=/opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/provider/provider-runtime.xml

              21/08/2013 15:15:19 [INFO] creating new provider runtime configuration file. file=/opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/core/provider/provider-runtime.xml

              21/08/2013 15:15:19 [INFO] Scheduled Time for job VAMI_ScheduledJob:1 is 2013/08/22 03:00:00.000000+000

              21/08/2013 20:31:21 [INFO] Scheduled Time for job VAMI_ScheduledJob:1 is 2013/08/22 03:00:00.000000+000

              21/08/2013 20:42:19 [INFO] Checking available updates. jobid=1

              21/08/2013 20:42:19 [INFO] Downloading latest manifest. jobId=1, url=file://var/lib/raa/mounts/cdrom-hda/update, username=, password=

              21/08/2013 20:42:20 [INFO] Signature script output: Verified OK

              21/08/2013 20:42:20 [INFO] Signature script output:

              21/08/2013 20:42:20 [INFO] Manifest signature verification passed

              21/08/2013 20:42:20 [INFO] New manifest. installed-version=2.6.0.270, downloaded-version=2.6.0.273

              21/08/2013 20:42:22 [INFO] Installing updates. instanceid=VMware:VMware_2.6.0.273, jobid=2

              21/08/2013 20:42:22 [INFO] Installing update. instanceId=VMware:VMware_2.6.0.273, jobId=2, url=file://var/lib/raa/mounts/cdrom-hda/update, username=, password=

              21/08/2013 20:42:22 [INFO] Downloading and installing update packages

              21/08/2013 20:42:23 [INFO] Signature script output: Verified OK

              21/08/2013 20:42:23 [INFO] Signature script output:

              21/08/2013 20:42:23 [INFO] Manifest signature verification passed

              21/08/2013 20:42:23 [INFO] Downloading the following packages for update version 2.6.0.273

              21/08/2013 20:42:23 [INFO] package NEW PACKAGE   : VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873  noarch  (none)  1.0.0.0  1  /package-pool/VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873-1.0.0.0-121003145314.noarch.rpm  rpm  108523107  baaa2a0901b40ac3aa23b6f9748b359957694913

              21/08/2013 20:42:23 [INFO] package UPDATE VERSION: mycompany_ca  i386  (none)  2.6.0  32.ars21  /package-pool/mycompany_ca-2.6.0-32.ars21.i386.rpm  rpm  15624329  f7cd1bbdb88833538c10c1421524fd05cfc13189

              21/08/2013 20:42:23 [INFO] package UPDATE VERSION: mycompany_uniscripts_ca  i386  (none)  2.6.0  64.ars21  /package-pool/mycompany_uniscripts_ca-2.6.0-64.ars21.i386.rpm  rpm  29712  d3ba66a1833e7b515a5445188578008120f8bf17

              21/08/2013 20:42:23 [INFO] package UPDATE VERSION: vmware-studio-appliance-config  noarch  (none)  2.6.0.0  130820102334  /package-pool/vmware-studio-appliance-config_2.6.0.0-130820102334_noarch.rpm  rpm  20625  4b8339036ba4d9005b293f94ce89ee82cf3088cd

              21/08/2013 20:42:23 [INFO] package UPDATE VERSION: vmware-studio-init  noarch  (none)  2.6.0.0  130820102337  /package-pool/vmware-studio-init_2.6.0.0-130820102337_i386.rpm  rpm  15599  40b3f810c8c48cdc5227ee67f8048bf7ced9e65b

              21/08/2013 20:42:29 [INFO] Downloaded file. url=/package-pool/VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873-1.0.0.0-121003145314.noarch.rpm

              21/08/2013 20:42:31 [INFO] Downloaded file. url=/package-pool/mycompany_ca-2.6.0-32.ars21.i386.rpm

              21/08/2013 20:42:31 [INFO] Downloaded file. url=/package-pool/mycompany_uniscripts_ca-2.6.0-64.ars21.i386.rpm

              21/08/2013 20:42:31 [INFO] Downloaded file. url=/package-pool/vmware-studio-appliance-config_2.6.0.0-130820102334_noarch.rpm

              21/08/2013 20:42:31 [INFO] Downloaded file. url=/package-pool/vmware-studio-init_2.6.0.0-130820102337_i386.rpm

              21/08/2013 20:42:31 [INFO] Creating install script files for updatecli

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] Using update pre-install script

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] Update version 2.6.0.273. Installing the following packages:

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] package NEW PACKAGE   : VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873  noarch  (none)  1.0.0.0  1  /package-pool/VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873-1.0.0.0-121003145314.noarch.rpm  rpm  108523107  baaa2a0901b40ac3aa23b6f9748b359957694913

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] package UPDATE VERSION: mycompany_ca  i386  (none)  2.6.0  32.ars21  /package-pool/mycompany_ca-2.6.0-32.ars21.i386.rpm  rpm  15624329  f7cd1bbdb88833538c10c1421524fd05cfc13189

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] package UPDATE VERSION: mycompany_uniscripts_ca  i386  (none)  2.6.0  64.ars21  /package-pool/mycompany_uniscripts_ca-2.6.0-64.ars21.i386.rpm  rpm  29712  d3ba66a1833e7b515a5445188578008120f8bf17

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] package UPDATE VERSION: vmware-studio-appliance-config  noarch  (none)  2.6.0.0  130820102334  /package-pool/vmware-studio-appliance-config_2.6.0.0-130820102334_noarch.rpm  rpm  20625  4b8339036ba4d9005b293f94ce89ee82cf3088cd

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] package UPDATE VERSION: vmware-studio-init  noarch  (none)  2.6.0.0  130820102337  /package-pool/vmware-studio-init_2.6.0.0-130820102337_i386.rpm  rpm  15599  40b3f810c8c48cdc5227ee67f8048bf7ced9e65b

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] Install packages set:  '/opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/package-pool/package-pool/VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873-1.0.0.0-121003145314.noarch.rpm' '/opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/package-pool/package-pool/mycompany_ca-2.6.0-32.ars21.i386.rpm' '/opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/package-pool/package-pool/mycompany_uniscripts_ca-2.6.0-64.ars21.i386.rpm' '/opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/package-pool/package-pool/vmware-studio-appliance-config_2.6.0.0-130820102334_noarch.rpm' '/opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/package-pool/package-pool/vmware-studio-init_2.6.0.0-130820102337_i386.rpm'

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] Update 2.6.0.273 manifest is set to be installed

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] Using update post-install script

              21/08/2013 20:42:32 [INFO] Running updatecli to install update. command={ mkdir -p /usr/share/update-notifier ; ln -s /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_notify_reboot_required /usr/share/update-notifier/notify-reboot-required ; /opt/vmware/share/vami/update/updatecli '/opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/job/2' '2.6.0.270' '2.6.0.273' ; /opt/vmware/bin/vamicli version --appliance ;  } >> /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/updatecli.log 2>&1 &

              21/08/2013 20:42:33 [INFO] Installation running in the background

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [INFO] Moving next manifest to installed manifest

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [INFO] Moving next manifest to installed manifest

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Unable to read manifest-next.xml.

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Version in installed manifest is empty or invalid. version=

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [INFO] Reloading new configuration. file=/opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/provider/provider-deploy.xml

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Error while retrieving installed product information

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Version in installed manifest is empty or invalid. version=

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Error while retrieving installed product information

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              21/08/2013 20:42:57 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 03:00:02 [INFO] Executing job with id : VAMI_ScheduledJob:1

              22/08/2013 03:00:02 [INFO] Scheduled Time for job VAMI_ScheduledJob:1 is 2013/08/23 03:00:00.000000+000

              22/08/2013 03:00:02 [INFO] Output while running the command :/opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_invoke_method -c VAMI_SoftwareInstallationService -m InstallFromRepository is output :InstallFromRepository: 5

               

              22/08/2013 15:01:40 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:01:40 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:01:40 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:01:40 [ERROR] Version in installed manifest is empty or invalid. version=

              22/08/2013 15:01:40 [ERROR] Error while retrieving installed product information

              22/08/2013 15:01:40 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:01:40 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:01:40 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:04:00 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:04:00 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:04:00 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:04:00 [ERROR] Version in installed manifest is empty or invalid. version=

              22/08/2013 15:04:00 [ERROR] Error while retrieving installed product information

              22/08/2013 15:04:00 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:04:00 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:04:00 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:15:15 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:15:15 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:15:15 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:15:15 [ERROR] Version in installed manifest is empty or invalid. version=

              22/08/2013 15:15:15 [ERROR] Error while retrieving installed product information

              22/08/2013 15:15:15 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:15:15 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:15:15 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:15:17 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:15:17 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:15:17 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:15:17 [ERROR] Version in installed manifest is empty or invalid. version=

              22/08/2013 15:15:17 [ERROR] Error while retrieving installed product information

              22/08/2013 15:15:17 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:15:17 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:15:17 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:15:18 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:15:18 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:15:18 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:15:18 [ERROR] Version in installed manifest is empty or invalid. version=

              22/08/2013 15:15:18 [ERROR] Error while retrieving installed product information

              22/08/2013 15:15:18 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:15:18 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:15:18 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:15:19 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:15:19 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:15:19 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:15:19 [ERROR] Version in installed manifest is empty or invalid. version=

              22/08/2013 15:15:19 [ERROR] Error while retrieving installed product information

              22/08/2013 15:15:19 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:15:19 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:15:19 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:26:57 [INFO] Checking available updates. jobid=3

              22/08/2013 15:26:57 [WARN] Can't check updates on CDROM. error=No update found on 2 CD drive(s)

              22/08/2013 15:26:58 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:26:58 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:26:58 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              22/08/2013 15:26:58 [ERROR] Version in installed manifest is empty or invalid. version=

              22/08/2013 15:26:58 [ERROR] Error while retrieving installed product information

              22/08/2013 15:26:58 [ERROR] Failed to parse manifest XML. errorid=0, errordesc=

              22/08/2013 15:26:58 [ERROR] Syntax error while parsing manifest XML

              22/08/2013 15:26:58 [ERROR] Error when parsing installed appliance manifest from disk

              • 4. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
                paulhbeckerj Novice

                running this script seems to re-create the file for us.

                /opt/vmware/share/update/install-appliance-manifest

                maybe we can try that as a workaround until we have something better?

                • 5. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
                  samdoyle Enthusiast
                  VMware Employees

                  What showed up in /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/updatecli.log ?

                  • 6. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
                    paulhbeckerj Novice

                    I dont have that file on the test system

                    [root@localhost vami]# pwd

                    /opt/vmware/var/log/vami

                    [root@localhost vami]# ls -l

                    total 12

                    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2697 Aug 23 17:20 vami-ovf.log

                    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3349 Aug 23 17:25 vami-sfcb.log

                    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  870 Aug 23 17:25 vami.log

                     

                    but on an older system that also had this issue, I have that file, but it contains nothing special

                     

                    26/06/2013 15:22:49 [INFO] Starting Install

                    26/06/2013 15:22:49 [INFO] Update status: Starting Install

                    26/06/2013 15:22:49 [INFO] Update status: Running pre-install scripts

                    26/06/2013 15:22:49 [INFO] Running /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/job/2/pre_install '2.5.0.8' '2.5.0.9'

                    Installing update from version 2.5.0.8 to version 2.5.0.9

                    26/06/2013 15:22:49 [INFO] Update status: Done pre-install scripts

                    26/06/2013 15:22:49 [INFO] Update status: Running installation tests

                    26/06/2013 15:22:49 [INFO] Running /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/job/2/test_command

                    Preparing packages for installation...

                    26/06/2013 15:22:50 [INFO] Update status: Done installation tests

                    26/06/2013 15:22:50 [INFO] Update status: Running package installation

                    26/06/2013 15:22:50 [INFO] Running /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/job/2/run_command

                    Preparing packages for installation...

                    vmware-studio-init-2.6.0.0-130626102654

                    vmware-studio-appliance-config-2.6.0.0-130626102653

                    unidesk_mmdrivers-2.5.0-7.main

                    VMwareTools-8.6.0-425873-1.0.0.0-1

                    unidesk_ca-2.5.0-7.main

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Update status: Done package installation

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Update status: Running post-install scripts

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Running /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/job/2/post_install '2.5.0.8' '2.5.0.9' 0

                    Finished installing version 2.5.0.9

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Update status: Done post-install scripts

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Update status: Running VMware tools reconfiguration

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Running /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_reconfigure_tools

                    VMware tools is not installed on this VM.

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Update status: Done VMware tools reconfiguration

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Update status: Running finalizing installation

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Running /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/job/2/manifest_update

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Update status: Done finalizing installation

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Update status: Update completed successfully

                    26/06/2013 15:23:06 [INFO] Install Finished

                    • 7. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
                      paulhbeckerj Novice

                      sorry, I think the test machine had reverted back to its snapshot, which is why it did not have that .log file.

                      • 8. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
                        samdoyle Enthusiast
                        VMware Employees

                        Hmmm, are the configurations the same for all machines?

                        I wonder if it might be related to the default system shell the process is running under. There are many places throughout Studio with the potential for a process to be created and unfortunately, in the case of some scripts, it is not always explicit.

                        Keeping that in mind with an Ubuntu distribution for example; you could potentially have a mixture of dash and bash being used and they both differ enough to certainly cause problems especially in redirection.

                        • 9. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
                          samdoyle Enthusiast
                          VMware Employees

                          err, this probably wouldn't matter in your case, I'm thinking of another context. Please check the cli log produced when you can.

                          • 10. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
                            paulhbeckerj Novice

                            all our machines are configured almost the same. They all have the same OS, CentOS6.3 and packages, but we have two different applications installed on one or the other appliance. I hope it just uses 'bash'.

                            • 11. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
                              paulhbeckerj Novice

                              all the cli logs files ( /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/updatecli.log) look pretty much the same as what I have above.

                              • 12. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
                                paulhbeckerj Novice

                                on two machines that were running the same test at the same time (20 total), I have a failing and passing updatecli.log.

                                I guess there are no attachments here, but the two files were exactly the same except for the time stamps and the last few lines.

                                The last few lines of the successful update contains the output from "vamicli version --appliance". The failed log does not.

                                 

                                log:  /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/updatecli.log

                                 

                                % tail updatecli*    

                                ==> updatecli_failed.log <==

                                23/08/2013 19:40:27 [INFO] Update status: Done post-install scripts

                                23/08/2013 19:40:27 [INFO] Update status: Running VMware tools reconfiguration

                                23/08/2013 19:40:27 [INFO] Running /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_reconfigure_tools

                                VMware tools is not installed on this VM.

                                23/08/2013 19:40:27 [INFO] Update status: Done VMware tools reconfiguration

                                23/08/2013 19:40:27 [INFO] Update status: Running finalizing installation

                                23/08/2013 19:40:27 [INFO] Running /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/job/2/manifest_update

                                23/08/2013 19:40:27 [INFO] Update status: Done finalizing installation

                                23/08/2013 19:40:27 [INFO] Update status: Update completed successfully

                                23/08/2013 19:40:27 [INFO] Install Finished

                                 

                                 

                                ==> updatecli_passed.log <==

                                23/08/2013 19:40:26 [INFO] Update status: Done VMware tools reconfiguration

                                23/08/2013 19:40:26 [INFO] Update status: Running finalizing installation

                                23/08/2013 19:40:26 [INFO] Running /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/job/2/manifest_update

                                23/08/2013 19:40:26 [INFO] Update status: Done finalizing installation

                                23/08/2013 19:40:26 [INFO] Update status: Update completed successfully

                                23/08/2013 19:40:26 [INFO] Install Finished

                                Version - 2.6.0.276 OurCompany and Product Appliance (branchname)

                                Description -

                                OurCompany and Product Appliance update

                                • 13. Re: Performing update blanks out manifest-installed
                                  paulhbeckerj Novice

                                  does anyone know if the workaround we came up with is safe to use and has no adverse side effects?

                                  After we run an upgrade and we find this file missing or empty

                                    /opt/vmware/var/lib/vami/update/data/info/manifest-installed.xml

                                  we run this script to re-create the file.

                                  /opt/vmware/share/update/install-appliance-manifest

                                   

                                  I have not seen any problems with this yet, but we are still testing.