Archive for March, 2011

Patch ESXi from 4.0 to 4.1 Update 1

Target: Patch ESXi from 4.0 to 4.1 Update 1
Preparation: Install vSphere Client

1st round
# halt all the VMs from Vsphpere

# put the ESXi into “maintenance mode”, right click the host.

# backup the firmware configuration
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin>vicfg-cfgbackup.pl –server beivm
srv01 -s beivmsrv01_20110320.bak
Enter username: root
Enter password:
Saving firmware configuration to beivmsrv01_20110320.bak …

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readonly issue on disk

We have one server became readonly after update DMX.

Error logs:
Buffer I/O error on device dm-1, logical block 1545
lost page write due to I/O error on dm-1
ext3_abort called.
EXT3-fs error (device dm-1): ext3_journal_start_sb: Detected aborted journal
Remounting filesystem read-only
qla2xxx 0000:0d:00.0: scsi(0:0:0): Abort command issued — 1 11299f0 2002.
qla2xxx 0000:0d:00.1: scsi(1:0:0): Abort command issued — 1 113a04c 2002.
……
qla2xxx 0000:0d:00.0: Unable to read SFP data (102/a0/0).
process `sysctl’ is using deprecated sysctl (syscall) net.ipv6.neigh.eth3.base_reachable_time; Use net.ipv6.neigh.eth3.base_reachable_time_ms instead.
ext3_abort called.
EXT3-fs error (device dm-1): ext3_remount: Abort forced by user
ext3_abort called.

mount -o remount,rw /apps
mount: block device /dev/mapper/xxxx is write-protected, mounting read-only

Solution: reboot the server, all fixed 🙁

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