Linux Access Gateway on vmware-esx get into read-only mode

  • 7004500
  • 23-Sep-2009
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Access Manager 3 Linux Access Gateway
Novell Access Manager 3.1 Linux Access Gateway

Situation

When running the LAG on a vmware ESX server the disk can go into read-only mode.

Resolution

The bug is in the Linux kernel and has been fixed in SLES9 SP4.
It is best to apply the security updates to the LAG that includes the kernel bug fix.
The steps to take are described in the Access Manager 3.1 install pdf section 7.6.5 Installing or Updating the Latest Linux Patches.

Additional Information

This is a known issue with VMWare on certain kernel versions.

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