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Alexandre_Corre
Explorer

Exception Occurred on the Gaia R80.20 installation, anyone had faced it before?

Hi CheckMates! Anyone had an issue like that before? I'm trying to install it on VMWare Esxi 6.5 (and 6.7)  on a IBM host System X 3550 M5 5463. (Same error for a R80.10) . Any clue will be welcome! Thanks!

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Mark_Mitchell
Advisor

Hi Alexandre, 

Would you be able to advise on the virtual machines virtual hardware configuration? CPU's/RAM, Hard disks, disk controller type (IDE/SATA.SCSI)? Also what is the Vmware VM version you are running?

Could try an earlier VM hardware version to see if this is causing the issue?

I've have deployed successfully both gateways and management server within Vmware Workstation for a lab using VM Version 15. I have also deployed successfully a production management server on ESXi6.5.

Regards

Mark

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Alexandre_Corre
Explorer

HI Mark, 

Thanks for your reply!

Here is my VM's configuration:

CPU: 5VCpus ( The host has 6 CPUs x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz) 

RAM: 12GB

Hardisks: 500GB

SCSI Controller: LSI Logic SAS

VMWARE ESXI:

  • Client version:
    1.21.0
  • Client build number:
    5724747
  • ESXi version:
    6.5.0
  • ESXi build number:
    5969303

I had already tried the ESXi  6.7 but I had no success yet.

Thanks in advance,

Alexandre

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Timothy_Hall
Champion
Champion

Try an even number of allocated vCPUs like 4 or 6.  Not sure if it can handle an odd number of CPUs.

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Alexandre_Corre
Explorer

Thanks Timothy, 

But even with an odd number of CPUs the error occurs. I had already tried it.

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Mark_Mitchell
Advisor

Thanks for providing the information. Do you get the same results with an even number of vCPU's? Thinking back I have ever only used even number of vCPU's. 

Definitely worth verifying the MD5 checksum to make sure that the ISO used is "clean" and usable. 

Regards

Mark

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G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

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Alexandre_Corre
Explorer

Thanks Günther,

The ISO was checked earlier, That is not my first checkpoint's installation, I had used the same ISO for other servers as well and I had no related issues.

The Best practices reference I've been used this for the other installation on different open servers. I think this issue is related to my hardware settings on the open server, but using VMware I suppose that the hardware issue is suppressed by VMware environment  

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Vladimir
Champion
Champion

What version of RHEL linux are you specifying when creating these VMs?

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PBC_Cyber
Contributor

Make sure you are defining the VM as RHEL 5.0 64-bit system, I have no issues with 6.5 or 6.7.

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Alexandre_Corre
Explorer

I had tried it with RHEL 5.0 64-bit for R80.10 and R80.20 and Vmware 6.5 and 6.7 I mixed and tried  to alternate the possible options. No success yet.

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Guy_Grundman
Employee
Employee

Hi Mark,

Usually, installation exceptions messages can be scrolled down, and more often than not contains information that will assist in debugging the issue, you can use the arrow keys to scroll it down and paste the second half of the message.

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Alexandre_Corre
Explorer

Hi Guy,

Pretty fair your request, here's the error message scrolled down.

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Timothy_Hall
Champion
Champion

I assume you meant "even" in your reply.

If it isn't the number of CPUs, another situation I've seen cause this is Gaia trying to probe and/or interact with unknown hardware devices.  In the VM settings, remove any hardware that is not absolutely necessary such as floppy drives, printers and even USB ports.  If that still doesn't work, do the same thing in the BIOS of the bare metal server: disable any hardware devices that are not absolutely necessary.

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Mark_Mitchell
Advisor

Just a thought, how are you mounting the ISO to the VM? vSphere web portal? Or the fat client direct to the host? 

I've had general issues where the iso is on a laptop and I mount the iso via the web client. 

Regards

Mark

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Vladimir
Champion
Champion

Adding to Günther W. Albrecht‌ and Timothy Hall‌ suggestions, please verify that you are using Legacy BIOS and not the UEFI in your VM build.

Alexandre_Corre
Explorer

Thanks, Vladimir,

 Legacy BIOS is activated in VM build. 

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

I've done a fresh install of R80.20 on VMware 6.7 on a couple of different hardware types.

The specific settings I used were as follows.

Alexandre_Corre
Explorer

Thanks Dameon,

I've tried the same config but have no success yet 

Best Regards,

Alexandre

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Mark_Mitchell
Advisor

At what stage of the install is the error occuring? I assume it gets past the formatting of disks. It looks like the C may be one of the configuring aspects. Could it be at the configuring network bit?

If so, what network adapter is being used? VMXNET3 or the Intel one? 

Also is it possible you can scroll down on the error and post the rest of the error? 

Regards

Mark

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Mark_Mitchell
Advisor

Thanks for the additional screenshot. So I'm pretty sure like you say that it's hardware related due to the anaconda application being displayed in the message. Anaconda handles configuring hardware during an installation on Linux. 

It may be safe to say that the intf bit of the error relates to the network interface. 

Is it possible you could screenshot your VM hardware configuration with all the components expanded so we can see the additional configurable items please?

Regards

Mark

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