Hello, This is an ongoing question about how the VCL scripts clean up the vmware tmp directory.
I have a few questions about the process and what gets cleaned. What files are deleted in the vmware tmp, when the vcl runs its cleanup scripts. Are there any directory or files that are safe to manually delete and where are they located in that directory? Our campus has created local storage on the each blade for the vmware tmp files for it’s called /vmware-tmp and adding the string to to put the tmp directory in vmware to its own folder. Here is our current vmware configuration setup serverd.init.fullpath = "/usr/lib/vmware/serverd/init.pl" authd.client.port = "904" control.fullpath = "/usr/bin/vmware-cmd" authd.fullpath = "/usr/sbin/vmware-authd" loop.fullpath = "/usr/bin/vmware-loop" libdir = "/usr/lib/vmware" vmware.fullpath = "/usr/bin/vmware" vmdir = "/virtualmachines" dhcpd.fullpath = "/usr/bin/vmnet-dhcpd" serverd.fullpath = "/usr/sbin/vmware-serverd" tmpDirectory = "/vmware-tmp/" datastore.name = "local" datastore.localpath = "/virtualmachines/" prefvmx.useRecommendedLockedMemSize = "TRUE" prefvmx.minVmMemPct = "100" defaultVMPath = "/virtualmachines" priority.grabbed = "normal" priority.ungrabbed = "normal" This is very helpful before we were having our tmp fill up to %100 and crash our blades. Our currently DF looks like this. Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 60948136 3384160 54418048 6% / /dev/sda6 8123168 293208 7410668 4% /home /dev/sda5 10153988 695628 8934244 8% /var /dev/sda1 101086 11878 83989 13% /boot tmpfs 24716364 0 24716364 0% /dev/shm netappfiler02:/vol/sata1/virtualmachines 5610301032 1500130872 4110170160 27% /virtualmachines /dev/sda7 49414916 35444872 11459892 76% /vmware-tmp We are running a NFS mount to run our images off our current hardware. The /vmware-tmp directory is slowly filling up again. This has been a huge ongoing issue, we have already given the directory more space. We have it limited before but within about 6 days, it’s getting full. I know that the VCL scripts don’t point to this current custom directory and run a cleanup. Is there a way to change to code to clean up to a custom directory? Is there a way to setup a cleanup script or cron job to clean up the directory after X amount of time? I need to know what I can and can’t delete if I have to do this manually as well? -- Thanks, Alex Patterson User Support Services Operating System Analyst California State University, East Bay