vmkernel errors

Ever wonder what does the errors in /var/log/vmkernel mean !?
With releases of ESX Server software version 3.0.2 and higher, the new vmkerrcode utility allows you to display a table of all VMkernel errors, a brief description, and the corresponding error codes in both decimal and hexidecimal format.

To list all of the vmk error codes with details, issue the command:
vmkerrcode -l

The output will be similar to this:

VMK_TIMEOUT_RETRY 195887333 0xbad00e5 ETIMEDOUT Timeout (ok to retry)
VMK_RESERVATION_LOST 195887334 0xbad00e6 EBUSY Reservation Lost
VMK_FS_STALE_METADATA 195887335 0xbad00e7 ENOENT Cached metadata is stale

To use vmkerrcode to list details for an individual error code, use the command

vmkerrcode <errror code>


About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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