VMWARE wont start after the upgrade

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by back2games, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. back2games

    back2games New Member

    HI I had vmware server 2.0 runnning perfectly until i updated the system last night using yum upgrade.

    It is throwing segmentation fault error and while it looks that it started but it actually has not as I cannot connect to https://IPADDRESS:Port to manage VMS.

    This is what I have in messages

    [HeapFreeRatio=30 -XX:MaxHeapFreeRatio=30 -Djava.util.logging.manager=org.apache.juli.ClassLoaderLogManager -Djava.endorsed.dirs=/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/common/endorsed -classpath /usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/bin/bootstrap.jar:/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/bin/commons-logging-api.jar -Dcatalina.base=/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16 -Dcatalina.home=/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16 -Djava.io.tmpdir=/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/temp org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap start', min-uptime = 30, max-quick-failures = 5, max-total-failures = 1000000
    Apr 16 05:50:55 centos-server watchdog-webAccess: Executing '/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/java/jre1.5.0_15/bin/webAccess -client -Xmx64m -XX:MinHeapFreeRatio=30 -XX:MaxHeapFreeRatio=30 -Djava.util.logging.manager=org.apache.juli.ClassLoaderLogManager -Djava.endorsed.dirs=/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/common/endorsed -classpath /usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/bin/bootstrap.jar:/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/bin/commons-logging-api.jar -Dcatalina.base=/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16 -Dcatalina.home=/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16 -Djava.io.tmpdir=/usr/lib/vmware/webAccess/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.16/temp org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap start'
    Apr 16 05:51:03 centos-server kernel: vmware-hostd[16437]: segfault at 0000000000000000 rip 0000000000000000 rsp 00007fffdf542b08 error 14
    Apr 16 05:51:03 centos-server VMware[init]: /etc/init.d/vmware: line 80: 16437 Segmentation fault "$func" "$@"

    Following is the output of uname command
    Linux centos-server.domain.ca 2.6.18-238.9.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Apr 12 18:10:13 EDT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    IT seems to me some library needs to be linked or modules to be reloaded. Not sure !!!

    Your help is much appreciated :)
  2. iay

    iay New Member

    I had this too. It turned out in my case that this is an issue mentioned in the CentOS 5.6 release notes, where a manual change I had previously had to make to /usr/sbin/vmware-hostd to get VMware Server to work under CentOS 5.4/5.5 had to be removed again to get it to work under 5.6.

    If you have a line like "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH" at the end of vmware-hostd, comment it out again and you may find everything just works again.

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