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:


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 or newer from you are currently running.

    Please upgrade your kernel and advise the results.

    Best regards,

    Marcelo Petrone
    Technical Support Engineer

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