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RE: vmware systemvm 4.11.2 template


Hi Paul,

Esxi are running 6.5U2. I also suspected nic issues, but vmware.systemvm.nic.device.type is set to E1000 and I double checked the VR, it is indeed configured with e1000.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Angus <paul.angus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Dienstag, 27. November 2018 08:12
> To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Glenn Wagner <glenn.wagner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: vmware systemvm 4.11.2 template
> 
> Hi Samuel,
> 
> What version of esxi are you running? Using the Debian 9 os type will make
> vmxnet3 the default nice type.  If you Google vmxnet3 and Debian 9 there
> have been known issues with some esxi versions.
> One of the changes was to disable vgauth. You could try simply restarting it
> Systemctl start vgauth
> 
> 
> -------- Original message --------
> From: "Zehnder, Samuel" <zehnder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: 26/11/2018 10:58 pm (GMT+00:00)
> To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: vmware systemvm 4.11.2 template
> 
> Paul,
> 
> Hmm.. I did a quick check. Added manual guestos "Debian 9 (64-bit)" and
> registered your template with this OS Type. VR gets correctly deployed as
> debian9_64Guest.
> 
> free -m at first login:
> 
> root@r-373-VM:~# free -m
>               total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
> Mem:            222         108          15          10          98          95
> Swap:           241           0         241
> 
> One minute (!!) later while running "while true; do ssh -p3922 -i ..." on mgmt-
> server:
> 
> root@r-373-VM:~# free -m
>               total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
> Mem:            222         192           3           8          26          13
> 
> What was your fix about? It seems to make things worse. Can you do it the
> other way around? :-)
> 
> After setting OS-Type to "Other Linux (64-bit)" and restart network:
> root@r-374-VM:~# free -m
>               total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
> Mem:            240          55          70          19         113         157
> Swap:           241           0         241
> 
> After 5mins of ssh-loop:
> root@r-374-VM:~# free -m
>               total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
> Mem:            240          59          51          26         128         145
> Swap:           241           0         241
> 
> Really strange... what could be the impact of the OS Type setting for the
> guest-OS?
> 
> Regards,
> Samuel
> 
> From: Paul Angus <paul.angus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sonntag, 25. November 2018 20:39
> To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Rene Moser <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
> Zehnder, Samuel <zehnder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: vmware systemvm 4.11.2 template
> 
> Guys,
> 
> I've been working on the memory usage in the vmware systemvm template.
> I think that I've got a fix.  Could anyone who has had issues please test this
> alternative template.  If it seems to be good, I'll submit the pull request.
> 
> http://packages.shapeblue.com/systemvmtemplate/public-
> testing/41121RC0/
> paul.angus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> www.shapeblue.com
> @shapeblue
> 
> 
> 
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> 
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