RE: Vmware and Linux - Hanging issues.

From: Best, David <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:01:34 -0400
Message-ID: <>

Thanks! I'll give that a try... This is only for training purposes.

-----Original Message-----
From: Edgar Chupit [] Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:08 AM
To: Best, David
Subject: Re: Vmware and Linux - Hanging issues.

Good morning David,

I had the same issue, some time ago.

Basically, what I have found out, is that, sometimes one of the nodes is keeping the lock on shared storage for two long (because machine is too slow) and VMWare aborts second instance, because it is unable to acquire lock on shared storage.

In my case, increasing reslck.timeout from default 20 seconds to 1200 seconds (just to be completely sure) did the trick.


Don't forget that Oracle RAC under VMware is highly unsupported :)

> Mar 12 16:47:25: vmx| [msg.log.error.unrecoverable] VMware Server
> unrecoverable error: (vmx)
> Mar 12 16:47:25: vmx| NOT_IMPLEMENTED
> C:/ob/bora-56528/pompeii2005/bora/devices/scsi/scsiDisk.c:2874
> bugNr=41568
> Has anyone seen this before? I preallocated my voting and OCR disks
> because I heard that may cause problems if they aren't presized. I'm
> running Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, on VMware Server 1.0.4

Best regards,
 Edgar Chupit
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