What files are you seeing in vmware-tmp?
either by using ls -l or lsof |grep vmware-tmp
On 10/21/10 12:32 PM, Alexander Patterson wrote:
This is an ongoing question about how the VCL scripts clean up the vmware
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 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
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?
Virtual Computing Lab
NC State University