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Posted in: Linux

Scheduling tasks through Crontab

cron is a utility which is used to schedule and execute the command at the scheduled time. crontab (cron table) is the file which contains the entries of the scheduled jobs. Each user can have their own crontab. Users can be restricted from manipulating crontab files through /etc/cron.allow and /etc/cron.deny files. – If cron.allow exists, […]

Posted in: VMware

PSOD on ESXi version 7.0 Update 2 with a race condition by “portset lock acquire request”

Please check “vmkernel.log” for following entries to confirm if you are affected by the the race condition bug The PSOD issue has been resolved by VMware in their future release of ESXi host versions above 7.0 Update 3*. *Please Note: Check KB 86398 for more detailsQ. What are the tentative timelines for the next vSphere 7.x […]

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VCSA “wcp” service keeps crashing

“wcp” service crashes due to which the ESXi host can not be put out of maintenance mode (other symptoms can also occurs however I have never come across those) The VCSA “wcp” service keeps crashing while starting due to an invalid entry in the wcp config file Error executing start on service wcp. Details { […]

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