snapshots cause Linux VMs to lockup
Our vSphere environment is 5.1
NBU is running 220.127.116.11 on WS2008R2 x64
Long story behind this one. We were having a terrible time with OHB's causing RHEL VMs to lockup. At that time we had the symcquiesce utility on all VMs. The Linux admin investigating this decided that the utility was the source of the problem so decided to remove the utility from the environment. Backup success from the console view of the world is ~99% but users still frequently complain of VMs locking up as a result of the snapshot process apparently, the snapshot is attempted, then vmware tools dies and periodically the VMs have to be reset to get back to normal. The other thing is they removed the iso from the datastore that was used to install years back and on our master/media server, the only thing under \NetBackup\bin\goodies\vmware-quiesce is the SYMCquiesce.1.0.0-001.iso, but my read of the 18.104.22.168 release notes says this on P 45:
Warning: Multiple versions of SYMCquiesce.iso may exist in these directories
with names such as SYMCquiesce.1.0.0-001.iso. Unless otherwise specified
in the NetBackup documentation, only install SYMCquiesce.iso. Do not install
So, one question is, where is this special SYMCquiesce.iso it references as I cannot find this anywhere in any of the client installs or the master, and it does not appear to be downloadable by itself?
The other big question is, has anyone else ran into where regardless of if you have the utility installed VMs randomly get hosed up as part of the snapshot/BU process?
In the older releases, was the SYMCquiesce.1.0.0-001.iso. the only one to choose from?