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NSX Manager disk becomes full with IDFW data (2148341)

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  • NSX Manager disk /common partition becomes full.
  • Running the show filesystems command returns entries similar to :

    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/root       5.6G  1.6G  3.7G  31% /
    tmpfs           3.0G  236K  3.0G   1% /run
    devtmpfs        3.0G     0  3.0G   0% /dev
    /dev/sda6        44G   42G   2G  95% /common
    /dev/loop0       16G   67M   15G   1% /common/vdisk_mnt

  • NSX Manager postgres database process may stop.


Irrespective of the IDFW rules being used, Guest Introspection and Event Log Servers detected login events are stored in the NSX Manager database and retained in the database for 30 days after they expire. In environments with a large volume of login activity, the database may grow and impact space on the NSX Manager disk.


This is a known issue affecting NSX for vSphere 6.2.x and NSX for vSphere 6.3.x

Currently, there is no resolution.

To work around this issue, contact VMware Support and note this Knowledge Base article ID (2148341) in the problem description. For more information, see How to Submit a Support Request.


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