Deploying or Cloning to a SAN with SCSI Reservations May Crash the VirtualCenter Host Agent (1388)
Deploying a template or cloning a virtual machine may fail due to SCSI reservation conflicts on the LUN.
If this crash occurs, verify its cause by checking for the following:
- This entry exists in the ESX Server log file:
"VMServerd Panic: NOT_REACHED F(4300):1118 bugNr=24092"
- There a large number of hosts connected to a LUN.
To resolve the problem, add the following line to the host
$ echo n> /proc/vmware/config/Scsi/ConflictRetries
This tells the VirtualCenter to retry n more times. The recommended value for n is 10.
The ESX Server log files can be found at:
The value for n increments after the first log, from 0 to 9. The most recent log is the one without a dash number.
To correct this upgrade to VirtualCenter 1.2 or later.