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VMware ESX 3.5 can't create new VMs A general system error occurred: Read-only file system

to make a long story short, i had to create a storage location in the server from VMIC, so i can create virtual disks of the proper size.

however i seem to be getting several errors

when i try to create a new system, i get this
 A general system error occurred: Read-only file system

also i see this in the events

id appreciate any help, the paid support from vmware is not helping, and seem lacking in information.
1 Solution
Review storage configuration.
Restart the host.
funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
i was disconnected from the server, and cannot reconnect now. before i had a chance to do what you suggested.
So you are now unable to connect to your service console using either ssh or the vi client?
Going back to the original issue where exactly do you see the error messages,   is it within the VI Client when trying to create the VMFS datastore?

I've often found something like Veeam FastSCP and WinSCP as a good way of looking at the permissions on files and folders within a VMFS datastore (this may or may not be of any help)

funnymanmikeAuthor Commented:
the issue is with a bug in vmware 3.5 Update 4, and the perc6i controller card.

you can create datastores from command line, but not from gui

when you try and use the gui to do it, it overloads the start and stop points of your partitions for whatever reason, and your os is gone on reboot.

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