9 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2018 4:16 PM by RebeccaG

    VMmark STAX Errors

    underwaterland Lurker



      I've provisioned one tile and now that I'm attempting to run the benchmark, I'm getting some errors.


      The first is an SSL handshaking error between the PrimeClient and 18 of the 20 VMs.



      The second error I have no idea about.



      Does anyone know what I can do to try and fix these? I've also attached the results folder from this run.

        • 1. Re: VMmark STAX Errors
          RebeccaG Expert
          VMware Employees

          Hi, thank you for attaching the results folder.

          The reason you are seeing the SSL handshaking error is because the VMs' hosts files are not populated correctly.
          Population of the hosts files occurs during the VMmark provisioning phase. It seems like provisioning may not have completed correctly for most of your VMmark VMs.

          The VMs which had correct hosts files were DS3DB0, ElasticDB0, and PrimeClient, which are the VMs that passed in the VMmark3-STAX_Job_1_User-Parsed.log file:

          20180618-10:03:18 Info  GuestInfo Results : ElasticDB0 :: Passed : Errors 0 : ErrorMsgs none : Warnings 0 : WarningMsgs none
          20180618-09:51:36 Info  GuestInfo Results : DS3DB0 :: Passed : Errors 0 : ErrorMsgs none : Warnings 0 : WarningMsgs none

          You'll need to delete and reprovision your VMmark tile. You can still keep DS3DB0, though, since it takes a while to initialize. In the VMmark User's Guide, see "Recreating Part of a Tile".


          As to the STAX pop up, when are you receiving this error? Is it on every run, and when during the run does it appear? This is an unusual error. It might go away after you fix problem #1.

          • 2. Re: VMmark STAX Errors
            underwaterland Lurker

            Hi Rebecca,


            I tried reprovisioning the tile yesterday. The provisioning seemed like it initialized correctly. However, it was stuck at what looks like a perl script 12 hours later. I canceled and tried again to provision just AuctionAppA to see if that would finish, but it's been stuck at the same place for several hours. Any idea why it's getting hung up at this stage?



            I'll attach the Vmark3.configuration file and the provisioning log.

            • 3. Re: VMmark STAX Errors
              RebeccaG Expert
              VMware Employees

              The provisioning of all the VMmark VMs (besides the DS3DB initialization, which is initiated by VMmark provisioning) should happen in less than an hour.

              You're right that the perl script executing on AuctionAppA0 seems to be hanging. This particular script should complete in just a few minutes at most. I don't know of a reason why this script would hang, especially because networking tests already passed on that VM. The only thing I see out of the ordinary is the use of '|' symbol in your network name which could potentially trip up some scripts.


              I doubt that the rest of your VMs are initialized correctly either, as the first time you provisioned the tile, you said it hung at the AuctionAppA0 script so part of provisioning did not complete. I recommend deleting your existing VMs and redeploying all of them. Please upload the provisioning logs, like you did, if anything seems out of the ordinary.


              In a correct provisioning, you should see at the end of the log something like:



              • 4. Re: VMmark STAX Errors
                underwaterland Lurker

                I changed the network name to see if the provisioning would finish, but it's still hanging in the same spot. Is there anything else I could try? Or is there maybe a way to finish the provisioning manually?

                • 5. Re: VMmark STAX Errors
                  RebeccaG Expert
                  VMware Employees

                  To diagnose this problem, I'll need to see the provisioning logs from when you are provisioning all the VMs in the tile. I need to see whether it's hanging on just AuctionAppA0, or there could be a broader issue.

                  • 6. Re: VMmark STAX Errors
                    underwaterland Lurker

                    Okay, here's the provisioning output, thanks for your help.

                    • 7. Re: VMmark STAX Errors
                      RebeccaG Expert
                      VMware Employees

                      Thank you for providing the logs. The file AuctionAppA0-automation-output.txt, is that from the same provisioning run as the VMmark3-ProvisioningService.log or a different run? The timestamps are off.


                      One thing, in VMmark3.properties, make sure you change the field

                      ProvisioningDBsize = 1

                      back to its default

                      ProvisioningDBsize = 100

                      Or simply comment out the line.

                      • 8. Re: VMmark STAX Errors
                        underwaterland Lurker

                        We updated the lab vCenter to 6.5 and I tried provisioning again. I changed the DB size to 100GB and used a new ephemeral port group without the | symbol. But the provisioning process seems to be hanging in the same spot each time I try it.

                        • 9. Re: VMmark STAX Errors
                          RebeccaG Expert
                          VMware Employees

                          I can't see all of your network config, but I'm wondering if it may be too restrictive. I noticed your workload VMs (tile0) on 172.168.2.* are provisioned with subnet mask /23, yet your VC, prime client are on 172.168.1.* and 172.168.0.* Are all workload VMs able to ping the prime client and vice versa? And the prime client is clearly able to ping VC, as the provisioning process was able to start but not complete.