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Killing a defunct vpx-agent process in VMware ESX Server 3.5.0 build-64607

Posted on 2009-04-04
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I am trying to reinstall VirtualCenter Agent in this ESX Host. When I try to start the vmware-vpxa service in the host, I get the error which I have updated below

Log for VMware VirtualCenter Agent, pid=32255, version=2.5.0, build=build-119598, option=Release, section=2
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.865 'App' 3076450208 info] Current working directory: /var/log/vmware/vpx
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.865 'Libs' 3076450208 info] HOSTINFO: Seeing Intel CPU, numCoresPerCPU 4 numThreadsPerCore 1.
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.865 'Libs' 3076450208 info] HOSTINFO: numPhysCPUs is 0, bumping to 1.
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.865 'Libs' 3076450208 info] HOSTINFO: This machine has 1 physical CPUS, 1 total cores, and 1 logical CPUs.
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.865 'ThreadPool' 3076450208 verbose] Thread info: Min Io, Max Io, Min Task, Max Task, Max Thread, Keepalive, thread kill, max fds: 2, 200, 2, 10, 25, 8, 600, -1
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.866 'App' 3076450208 info] Log path: /var/log/vmware/vpx
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.866 'App' 3076450208 info] Initializing SSL
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.867 'Libs' 3076450208 info] Using system libcrypto, version 90701F
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.867 'Libs' 3076450208 info] DLSYM: Failed to resolve FIPS_mode_set: /opt/vmware/vpxa/vpx/vpxa: undefined symbol: FIPS_mode_set
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.867 'Libs' 3076450208 info] DLSYM: Failed to resolve FIPS_mode: /opt/vmware/vpxa/vpx/vpxa: undefined symbol: FIPS_mode
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.867 'Libs' 3076450208 info] DLSYM: Failed to resolve SHA256: /opt/vmware/vpxa/vpx/vpxa: undefined symbol: SHA256
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.867 'Libs' 3076450208 info] DLSYM: Failed to resolve SHA512: /opt/vmware/vpxa/vpx/vpxa: undefined symbol: SHA512
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.867 'Libs' 3076450208 info] DLSYM: Failed to resolve EVP_sha224: /opt/vmware/vpxa/vpx/vpxa: undefined symbol: EVP_sha224
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.867 'Libs' 3076450208 info] DLSYM: Failed to resolve EVP_sha256: /opt/vmware/vpxa/vpx/vpxa: undefined symbol: EVP_sha256
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.867 'Libs' 3076450208 info] DLSYM: Failed to resolve EVP_sha384: /opt/vmware/vpxa/vpx/vpxa: undefined symbol: EVP_sha384
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.867 'Libs' 3076450208 info] DLSYM: Failed to resolve EVP_sha512: /opt/vmware/vpxa/vpx/vpxa: undefined symbol: EVP_sha512
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.869 'App' 3076450208 info] Vmacore::InitSSL: doVersionCheck = false, handshakeTimeoutUs = 120000000
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.870 'App' 3076450208 info] Initializing SSL Contexts
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.871 'Libs' 3076450208 warning] Another process is already running for this config file : pid=12781
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.872 'App' 3076450208 error] Failed to initialize authd module functionality. Is vpxa already running?
[2009-04-05 12:15:50.872 'App' 3076450208 error] Failed to do early initialization


The ps -aef commands shows this

root     12781     1  0  2008 ?        02:06:45 [vpxa <defunct>]
root     32542 30611  0 12:25 pts/3    00:00:00 grep vpx


The ESX Host is running Virtual Machines that are very critical.

Please provide a method to restart the vmware-vpxa service without restarting the Host.

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FYI, This host only has Direct Attached Storage
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by:za_mkh
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Use the PID returned from your ps command to then run this command
 kill -9 PID
where -9 mean kill with extreme prejudice  (don't know I feel about that though ;-) )
 
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za_mkh,

I have already tried it, it does not kill the process.
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za_mkh earned 1500 total points
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Ok. Looks like a reboot is the only option then.
I know you mention there are critical VM's on this host, but why can't you shutdown the VM's and reboot the server during non-operational hours - there has to be at least 10 minutes in the day when this can be done? I know all your VM's are hosted directly on the server, but if the VC functionality is getting to you then this may be your only option. Also looks like it would be a good time to update your ESX 3.5 since it running Update 1/2, I think. Just my humble opinion.
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I will try to schedule a downtime for the same and will update you accordingly.
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Unfortunately, the Host cannot be restarted since the VMs are mission critical.
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