SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 on VMware ESX

We’re currently having a *really* weird problem with our VM’s. Sometime last week, SUSE released a kernel update. Now, once you install it and you reboot the selected VM with a DVD/CD image present, you’re gonna see this:

msg.vmxaiomgr.retrycontabort.unkown
msg.vmxaiomgr.retrycontabort.unkown

The only workaround so far has been to unmount *any* cleanse any CD-Drives attached to the VM. And yes, this is reproduceable, even reinstalling from scratch doesn’t change the fact, that after installing the patch the VM quits working.

I also know, SLES10 SP2 ain’t officially supported yet by VMware, but I’d still suspect it to just work and not produce such weird errors. The only thing I found so far is this VMTN thread ..

Lucky us, VMware just today released Update 2 for VirtualCenter and ESX, wherein SLES10SP2 should be officially supported!

6 thoughts to “SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 on VMware ESX”

  1. Novell just published this following TID.

    Basically, you need to upgrade to kernel 2.6.16.60-0.27 or newer from 2.6.16.60-0.25 you are currently running.

    Please upgrade your kernel and advise the results.

    Best regards,

    Marcelo Petrone
    Technical Support Engineer

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