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NSX Edge stops responding with /var/log partition at 100% disk usage (2150467)

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Symptoms

  • The NSX Edge crash or stops responding.
  • The /var/log/ partition usage at 100% constantly.
  • The BTMP.log file is bigger than usual and it is consuming most part of the /var/log partition. 
  • SSH is enabled on the Edge.
  • Constant login attempts are logged in the btmp.log file.

Resolution

To resolve the issue, block SSH connectivity to the Edge Service Gateway from external IP addresses.

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