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during boot I am getting error loading state.tgz fatal error IO out of resources

it was workimng fine before but shut it down while I had a break now its not booting
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
ESXi installation is corrupted. RE-install.

If using USB/SD card, change to different media.
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awaggonerCommented:
Could you please post the exact error message as it appears?

Also, post version information.  Is this for ESX or ESXi
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IanThAuthor Commented:
loading /state.tgz
error loading /state.tgz
fatal error: IO (Out of resources)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
state.tgz contains the configuration files for ESXi
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IanThAuthor Commented:
could that be because I shut it down not gracefully ?
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awaggonerCommented:
Yes. An ungrateful shutdown could have caused this corruption.
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/168277
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, its possible, if you just hit the power off, and it did not halt and clear cache.
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IanThAuthor Commented:
hmm I did shut it down through vcenter server it was still not down after 10 mins mind you it was the one I had falcon stor on so it could have taken longer I suppose
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you have it installed on USB?
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IanThAuthor Commented:
I know what it was because this was not in vcenter the virtual one was
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
okay, disk cache write has caused the state.tgz file to become corrupted.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if deploying many ESXi 5.0 in the lab, like we do here, I would recommend UDA 2.0 with ESXi 5.0

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/2011/08/25/uda-2-0-build-20-available-esx5i-support/
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IanThAuthor Commented:
sorry andy how weill uda help ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
it helps you deploy ESXi 5.0 quicker, for lab deployments using scripts and templates, your can scrub, and deploy ESXi 5.0 very quickly.

it will not fix the state.tgz, repair , reinstall
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IanThAuthor Commented:
reinstalling esxi should i keep the vmware database or not ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
yes, it will, use preserve vmfs when prompted.
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