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VMware vSphere 6 on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers Release Notes


Scratch partition stops working after hardware or software iSCSI is enabled on ESXi with the scsi-be2iscsi Emulex driver


When specific versions of scsi-be2iscsi Emulex driver is installed or is part of ESXi, then enabling the hardware or software iSCSI stops the scratch partition. This prevents the redirection of logging to a persistent data store causing loss of log data across reboots.

Applies to:
ESXi 6.0.x
This is a known issue with Emulex driver which is also part of Dell EMC Customized image ESXi 6.0 U3 and planned to address in the later version images. Follow any one of the workarounds as appropriate.
The workarounds are:
  • Use syslog for logging on hardware or software iSCSI configurations with Emulex driver version be2iscsi-11.2.1147.5 and later. For more information about configuring syslog, refer to VMware Knowledge Base article 2003322.
  • Uninstall the scsi-be2iscsi driver and the associated shared library ima-be2iscsi, if Emulex is not part of the configuration. To uninstall the scsi-be2iscsi driver, run the following commands:
    1. /etc/init.d/hostd stop
    2. localcli software vib remove -n scsi-be2iscsi -n ima-be2iscsi
    3. reboot

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