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MSS LCP2 ISO install issue

Created: 14 Mar 2013 | 3 comments
MegL's picture

Has anyone experienced an issue with mount points after installation? Messages such as "mount: you must specify the filesystem type" or things which give you sync errors?   In general, possible issues with mounting, you'll want to start with the basics...and if you have physical drives + RAID or if it is vmware we need to make sure there are the correct drives configured correctly for LSA Parallel.  And make sure you have the ISO in a DVD drive physically attached to a physical server or in a Database on VMWARE.

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sscott's picture

If installing on ESX Make sure of these things:

1. Do not use Thin Provisioning.

2. When setting up the VMGuest, the Drive Type should be LSI Parallel.

3. If this is ESX 5.x do not use Raw Device Mapping.

4. System Memory is reserved for the VMGuest.  SSIM (which the LCP2 is based off of) sometimes does not handle it well when ESX takes memory for other VMGuests running in the ESX cluster.

5. Use the E1000 Network card.  I have seen problems with some linux utilities (ethtool) when the VmxNet option is used.

6. I recommend having the ISO on the datastore rather than using the Client Device option if experiencing install problems.  If the client you have the DVD in is logically close and on a good network connection to the Virtual System it should be fine.  But if troubleshooting an Install issue I recommend moving the ISO to the datastore and installing from there.

7. Once Installed successfully, install VMWare Tools.  This significantly improves performance with Network functionality, and helps in other areas as well.

mpeaslee's picture

Some of my suggestions, the settings above and the following:

1. Setup image using Typical first then edit the settings.  Go to the resource tab and dedicate the memory to the image.  Take the check out of the Unlimited box and move the slider to the same as the RAM you have setup. 

2. Use E1000 Network adapter - adapter must have a MAC address and dediated IP address.  Connect at power on needs to be checked.

3. Mode should be Independent and Persistent, writing to the disk needs to be in real time and permanent.

MegL's picture

Here's another one...


Typically when we see Installs Halt after all the packages have been copied over it is either due to unsupported RAID Card, or they do not have all our recommended settings in place for an Install in ESX.