Ubuntu Servers :: VMWare Server Does Not Start After Reboot
Nov 30, 2010
Ok so I followed the instructions here [url] and this works great for the install however if the machine is rebooted the VMWare server refuses to start back up stating that it knows that its installed but it was not installed with the right installer.
This is on a Dell Server I can't remember the model right now but its got Dual PIII in it. I'm running Ubuntu Server 32bit 10.10 on the box as well. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this. Once I get this first server figured out I'll get my other one fired back up.
I performed a system update yesterday to CentOS version 5.4. Now I cannot get vmware to start. I get the error "VMware Server is installed, but it has not been (correctly) configured for the running kernel. To (re-)configure it, invoke the following command: /usr/bin/vmware-config.pl." I tried running vmware-config but that did not resolve the issue. I saw the bug related to 2.0.x (after the update), but that does not seem to apply to 1.0.9.
I have one server with Jboss and Tomcat installed, I have to start these servers manually everytime I do reboot the server.How I could do to start Jboss and Tomcat automatically, when I do reboot the server?
I have attempted to set up ubuntu server 10.10 on my home network. I only have one computer and access to windows is a must for me, so what I have been doing is installing the server via VMware as a virtual server. Now, I have been able to successfully set up a server that works on the LAN, but for some reason I have been unable to get access to the server via the external ip address.
I will list all known information about my network, host computer and VMware.
I'm currently using VMware Workstation. For the virtual machine I have installed, I have allocated 500 GB of space to a partition on my 2 TB external hard drive. The network is currently set to NAT, but I would much prefer to Bridge the network so that the guest would be assigned a unique LAN address.
The host computer is a laptop. It is connected to the internet through a wireless router. I can successfully host a teamspeak server that accepts incoming traffic from the internet. The operating system that is installed is Windows Vista.
The network is set up as follows:
The host's LAN address is 192.168.1.50 and is connect to the Router which has an address of 192.168.1.1. I am using a Netgear WNDR3300v1 wireless router. The webserver itself would likely have the IP 192.168.1.2 in the circumstance that the network was bridged for the virtual machine. So the WAN Interface would be the modem my company has provided which has assiged the external IP 184.108.40.206. The modem is a cable modem, the brand is a motorola surfboard.
We have three production websites running on RHEL 3 AS running tomcat 5. After a reboot last night Tomcat will not start and has the following in the catalina.out log:
Mar 20, 2011 4:09:31 PM org.apache.commons.digester.Digester startElement SEVERE: Begin event threw error java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/naming/resources/ProxyDirContext at java.lang.Class.getDeclaredConstructors0(Native Method) at java.lang.Class.privateGetDeclaredConstructors(Class.java:2389) at java.lang.Class.getConstructor0(Class.java:2699) at java.lang.Class.newInstance0(Class.java:326) at java.lang.Class.newInstance(Class.java:308) .....
I have spoken with our Java Developers and they seem to think it is something up between httpd and tomcat at an OS level. Since Tomcat is not starting and giving an error that it is all ready running, I think you have a stale lock file. Look for the file /var/run/tomcat5.pid and cat or less it to see what the PID number is. If it matches the error, then delete the file and try to start Tomcat again. It should start this time.
Most common problem with Tomcat5. Try following : 1) Search PID in /tmp, if found delete it or else stop your tomcat. 2) Undeploy your application 3) Check out this link [URL] to know what causing tomcat to generate this error.
If none of them work then check your application configuration settings. [URL]. When I do start tomcat it appears to start:
[root@RPSI-2 san00]# service tomcat5 start Starting tomcat5: Using CATALINA_BASE: /usr/share/tomcat5 Using CATALINA_HOME: /usr/share/tomcat5 Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /usr/share/tomcat5/temp Using JAVA_HOME: /usr/java/jdk1.6.0 [root@RPSI-2 san00]#
But then I try to find if it is running via ps -ef | grep tomcat5, I only receive my query. I perform the same query on Java and it also only returns my query.
Few days ago we had a server maintenance. The system was shutdown, we fix the CPU fan, and start the system again. But somehow when the system starts, our IMAP server - dovecot is not running. It just sit like a rock. Because the machine had a CPanel/WHM, I tried to restart dovecot using cpanel and got a message:
That was not really useful....
When I tried to restart dovecot using command line, I got nothing. really nothing.
How to find out what happens to my IMAP/dovecot? And anyway to make it run again?
I have installed FreeRadius to a Debian Linux server.I have configured an account called Support to run the Radius as I didn't want Root to be the user to run this.I want Radius to start up automatically after the system is rebooted but I don't know how to do this. I am new to Linux so please bare with me. If the system is rebooted, is it possible for the Support account to be logged in automatically? Is there a script I can create to automatically login the Support account? This may not be secure but it has been requested. Also the main question is after a reboot can the Radius be configured to automatically start without the need for someone to login? So if the system is rebooted and then goes back to login prompt, can the Radius then be running?
I have had a good search about scripts but with my limited knowledge it isn't too easy.
After reading it also said something about using rc.radiusd which will automatically start Radius after a reboot, but again I cannot understand exactly what I need to do.Please can someone help out with this and let me know if I am on the right track? Will the start-my-radius.sh script work after the system is rebooted without someone actually login and how do I get it to work?Please explain clearly as this is all a bit technical for my liking and not understanding it well!
Not sure if this post belongs here, but here it is.
Host: Win server 2003 Guest: Ubuntu server
Host: IS able to ping guest. Firewall is OFF. NOT able to access guest (which is a web-server) at browser. Guest: NOT able to ping host. Running a web server, you can check the website: (pegajosa.com) is running under that virtual Linux server.
Problem: guest needs to access host's sql database and/or any resources.
I need help adding a nohup command in this command line: su - rhx12 -c "/rhythx/rhythx/bin start /rhythx/rhyth" When I execute the script using root on the command line it works fine. But, when I reboot the server the process doesn't start. This script will go into the etc/init.d and rc2.d directory.
#!/bin/bash case $i in start) su - rhx12 -c "/rhythx/rhythx/bin start /rhythx/rhythx" ;;
I have installed fc12 on my core2due machine, and I have installed the vmware server on it, its rpm is installed successfully with out any error, after that a message is displayed
The installation of VMware Server 2.0.2 for Linux completed successfully. You can decide to remove this software from your system at any time by invoking the following command: "rpm -e VMware-server".
Before running VMware Server for the first time, you need to configure it for your running kernel by invoking the following command: "/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl".
I tried this command and find the this message
[Akram@localhost Downloads]$ su -c "/usr/bin/vmware-config.pl" Password: Making sure services for VMware Server are stopped.
None of the pre-built vmmon modules for VMware Server is suitable for your running kernel. Do you want this program to try to build the vmmon module for your system (you need to have a C compiler installed on your system)? [yes] yes
Using compiler "/usr/bin/gcc". Use environment variable CC to override.
Your kernel was built with "gcc" version "4.4.2", while you are trying to use "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.4.3". This configuration is not recommended and VMware Server may crash if you'll continue. Please try to use exactly same compiler as one used for building your kernel. Do you want to go with compiler "/usr/bin/gcc" version "4.4.3" anyway? [no] yes
What is the location of the directory of C header files that match your running kernel?[/usr/src/linux/include]
Now it asks me in last lines that "What is the location of Directory of C header files that match your running kernal?"
I installed 11.04 server and had samba share /tmp (as advised by the server pdf doc) shared to my windows 7 laptop, which was all well and good, so copied some files to it and rebooted the server, and they had been removed.i guess i shouldnt have put anything in /tmp as i presume this is cleared on reboot, so why did the documentation advise to create /tmp share?
I'm writing you to ask some help with administrating a server remotely. I have a machine I use remotely when I have to travel, some time for quite long periods like from one to three months. Last time it happened to me that after upgrading I send the reboot command and the machine didn't turn down, so I couldn't be able to access it. My question is: how can I avoid such situations? Is there any best practice to follow?
I'm a light linux user over the last couple of years and I decided to built a HTPC/NAS device.
Setup: 40gb ide -> usb boot drive 3x2tb sata (4k Sector) drives
I've got another 2tb identical drive but it's holding data that is going to be copied to the raid after it's up and running and then be 'grown' into the raid array to yield a final 5+tb array. I tried doing a disk util raid array and it ended up failing after reboot due to it using the /dev/sd* designations and they swapped. I have no idea how to do the UUID version, my googlefu and practical guide to ubuntu. So I decided to do it manually in order to also fix the sector issue as disk util wasn't formatting them correctly and once formatted wouldn't let me create a raid array from the discs.
After a couple of days, some commands related to the disk (df) or files (ls) or killing process (kill -9) doesn't respond. Even I can't reboot or shutdown my server. After an hard reboot, some files are not here anymore or the log files are not filled anymore until I restart.My disk are behind the RAID controller i6 and are configure in RAID 1. The disks are two HP SCSI 72,8GB 10k RPM.Maybe I am totally wrong to check the disk access side, so I am open to other explanation.I can also add that my CPU is running under 1% et my RAM under 10%.
I completed the installation of VMWare Server 2.0.2 onto a CentOS 5.4 64-bit distribution. There is a VMware virtual machine file on the server in question, and I want to activate it through the application console.
I did not see anything readily apparent that would facilitate the importing of the virtual machine file. Does anyone have a procedure that can accomplish this task?
I used init 0 to make server shutdown,and replaced the power cord when I boot the server,it can't enter the GUI then I used init 5 and get the following message
Could not start the X server (your graphical environment)due to some internal error. contact your system administrator or check your syslog to diagnose. In the meantime this display will be disabled. Please restart GDM when the problem is corrected.
I am looking for a version of vmware that manages 2 severs at the same time and that mirrors them such that if one goes down we can still work on the second and of course it also works as a backup. Also, must work on a ubuntu server I have looked but there are so many version that I don't know which one is the best.
I have a few mail servers, a mail log server and a web server running on Centos 5. Now I have a task: to avoid accidental crashes on the production servers while installing updates, my boss asked me to do clones (these clones will all be VMware virtual machines) of the servers (EXCLUDING the actual e-mails and log contents) and then to run those clones on VMWare Server. This way, first I will install and test updates on the clones and - if they will be running without crashes - I will apply the updates on the real production servers themselves.
I have already installed VMWare Server 2.0 I have a few questions: How do I build the virtual machines to exclude the actual mail files and mail logs? Can I use VMware Converter for this purpose, or do I have to use another program? How do I actually do this cloning? Is there a tutorial on how to do this?
I just installed Kubuntu (10.04), did some upgrades and updates then upon booting the computer wont go beyond the login page. at first it posted a message (Xsession:warning: unabele to write to /tmp; X session may exit with an error).I followed some instructions from the net which asked that I do the following:
ctr+alt+f aptitude clean of apt-get clean cd /var/log
after this, when I login it no more goes off, but the desktop wont still come on, instead a terminal (konsole) window is open but when I try start x it refuses.(the only method I use to start my computer successfully is though the recovery mode)
I'm looking at setting up a couple automated systems: Here are a few examples:
* Internal accounting system to download and process emails * Public web server to visit
I could put each system on its own separate box -- for example, it's generally good practice to separate anything that external users have access to (such as a webserver) from internal processes such as accounting. Now, rather than dishing out the money for two separate servers, could I get away with just installing new instances of VMWare on the same box for each system?
To give you an idea, these are not large scale computationally sensitive systems. The accounting one is simply downloading and tallying emails, and the latter is just a webserver with maybe 5 hits per day on a good day. I could definitely pick up a new box for say $50, but I wanted to know the general practice of using VMWare on the same box versus two separate boxes.
My desktop server serves up files via a number of protocols and I connect to it via SSH and Avahi. Today I tried connecting to it via SSH, but it timed out. I was able to ping it, and a port scan reveals all the ports I have open on the network. THe problem is that I can't connect via SSH, HTTP, AFP, SMB or any other protocol I have established.Is there a way to jump start a system in a situation like mine? I have a 6 month uptime going, but I'm taking it down soon for some hardware upgrades, so a hard restart is not out of the question, but I'd rather not. I also reset the router without a solution.
I have two ubuntu servers. I have upgraded them to 10.04. Now I have serious problems at startup: iscsitarget and heartbeat scripts do not start all the times I reboot.I have installed monit to try to start iscsitarget and heartbeat and guess what? It does not start too at boot.In one of the two server sometimes it also starts with ethernet cards swapped.
I am trying to make start an iptables.cf script on my server.
I have copied it into /etc/init.d/ And try to make it load with /etc/init.d/iptables.cf start Then "not permission" (I was the root then). So, sudo /etc/init.d/iptables.cf start Then, "command not found".