Thursday, January 7, 2016

Investigating out of space conditions in esxi

How to tell if you are out of space in esxi:

Scenario. Perhaps you build a cluster and after dragging the host into the cluster, the agent fails to install.

Solution: Look at the logs; host.log in this case...

Note: Running grep -i full /var/log/hostd.log would show the following...

Note: Other logs like /var/log/vmkernel.log would show the same type of information

How to verify: Run the vdf -h command ... and notice in this case /tmp is almost full...

Note:  There are other cool commands that can help you see this. The stat command shows few blocks left.

Notice: The df -h command does not help you... :(

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