VMWare Services Stopping Erratically on VCenter 5 OpenSUSE Virtual Appliance (with DB2 Database)
Posted on 2011-10-28
We've recently upgraded our infrastructure from VMWare ESX 3 to 5 and decided to use the new prebuilt OpenSUSE VCenter virtual appliance. Everything was running smoothly for around 3 weeks, but the past few days we keep on getting disconnected from VCenter and it looks like VCenter services are stopping in the virtual appliance.
Unfortunately we're all Windows junkies here and don't know much about troubleshooting OpenSUSE.
Firstly, I'm wondering if any other IT departments have similar issues with the OpenSUSE VCenter VA that VMWare have rolled out with version 5?
Secondly, can any OpenSUSE guru explain step by step how to locate failed services, and how to restart the offenders.
Any information about locating event logs would be highly appreciated too.