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Problems with vmware-serverd on GSX Server Linux Hosts (1726)

Details

The vmware-serverd process crashed on my Linux host. What caused this to occur?

Solution

The vmware-serverd process crashes under the following circumstances:

  • You move a virtual machine from one host to another and that virtual machine has its file ownership set to a user account that does not exist on the new Linux host.

    To work around this issue, make sure the user account exists on the new Linux host.

  • It crashes when a temporary interruption in the network occurs and the host is using NIS. The vmware-serverd process cannot authenticate user credentials against the NIS database during a network interruption, as the password entry for the user logging on is not accessible.

    If you are experiencing short-term intermittent network outages, try logging on again when the network is available.

Keywords

gsx320; serverd; vmserverd; 1726

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