Solved

Oracle VMServer - init x respawning too fast

Posted on 2009-07-11
8
798 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi,
   I have installed Oracle VMServer 2.1.5 on Dell PowerEdge 2650 and am able to login successfully. But when I change run level to 5 in /etc/inittab to get GUI, I am getting the message "init x respawning too fast disabled for 5 minutes".
Can you please suggest how can I get the GUI on VM Ware?
Thanks and Regards,
Badri.
0
Comment
Question by:gvsbnarayana
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
mrjoltcola earned 125 total points
ID: 24832152
What do you mean you changed the run level to 5 in /etc/inittab?

The default runlevel for a system is 5. You change the system runlevel on the fly using init or telinit command.

The /etc/inittab is for configuration of defaults and programs to respawn.

Can you post  your /etc/inittab ?

That error is due to a program dying repeatedly or not starting correctly, and init is throttling it back. Show the modifications you made to /etc/inittab
0
 
LVL 24

Assisted Solution

by:ryder0707
ryder0707 earned 125 total points
ID: 24833689
If i were you just install vmware esxi
Not to say Oracle is not good, but vmware is a more matured product
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:mrjoltcola
ID: 24834291
Oracle does not support their database on VMware, however, so there is probably good reason for him to run Oracle's VM.
0
Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go

You are probably backing up your data—but how and where? Ransomware is on the rise and there are variants that specifically target backups. Read on to discover why off-site is the way to go.

 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:ryder0707
ID: 24834325
are you joking? there is  oracle-vmware alliance
read this http://vmware.com/partners/virtualize_oracle_landscape.html
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:mrjoltcola
ID: 24834366
>>are you joking?

No. I actually know what I am talking about.

Oracle does not certify their database on VMware at this time. This has been a longstanding issue. Yes I am aware of the alliance marketing you point to above. What does it show? Anything specific?

If you want Oracle's official stance you may look at Oracle Metalink article 249212.1  (which requires Oracle support)

An excerpt:

"NOTE: Oracle has not certified any of its products on VMWare, and use of
Oracle products in the RAC environment is also not supported."



Or you can read:

http://dcsblog.burtongroup.com/data_center_strategies/2009/05/oracle-changes-its-position-on-x86-hypervisor-support-unfair-licensing-remains.html

http://www.virtualization.info/2007/11/oracle-further-clarifies-its-support.html

Thanks,

mrjoltcola
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:ryder0707
ID: 24834391
yeah so it is correct "'not explicitly certified, but supported'"
it can still run rite?
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:mrjoltcola
ID: 24835176
>>it can still run rite?

Yes, absolutely. Sorry to imply that I agreed with Oracle's stance, either. I do not. I think its ridiculous, but since Oracle is good about porting their db to so many platforms I haven't determined yet whether their stance is due to real issues seen supporting the product, or if its due to some competition with VMware by trying to get us to run Oracle VM instead.

I run Oracle on VMware and a lot of people do successfully. I was just pointing it out as a certificatied platform is important in many shops to guarantee support in a disaster.

Cheers.
0
 
LVL 8

Author Comment

by:gvsbnarayana
ID: 25160809
Hi,
  Sorry to come back late. I realized that I have to install Oracle VM Manager on a different host and then manage the Oracle VM from that host.
What I have done was, install OracleVM on a host, installed Oracle VM Manager on the same host and then trying to get the GUI. This is completely not suppored.
My question gave me some wonderful insights. Thanks a lot to mrjoltcola and ryder0707.
Please accept the split points.
Thanks and Regards,
Badri.
0

Featured Post

Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
Ransomware is a malware that is again in the list of security  concerns. Not only for companies, but also for Government security and  even at personal use. IT departments should be aware and have the right  knowledge to how to fight it.
Teach the user how to use vSphere Update Manager to update the VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware version Open vSphere Client: Review manual processes for updating VMware Tools and virtual hardware versions: Create a new baseline group in vSp…
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question