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ESX Server software fails to install when more than 128 LUNs are attached

Details

Why does my ESX Server software fail to install when more than 128 LUNs are attached?
 
During CD install, system fails and install process exits abnormally. Error messages similar to the following will be displayed on the console:
Waiting for the X Server to start... log located in /tmp/X.log 
1...2...3...4...5... X server started successfully. 
Traceback (most recent call last): 

File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1016, in ? 
  iutil.makeDriveDeviceNodes() 
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 415, in
makeDriveDeviceNodes 
  isys.makeDevInode (drive, "/dev/%s" % (drive,)) 
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 372, in makeDevInode 
  _isys.mkdevinode(name,fn) 

Solution

To work around this issue,  temporarily remove the access to more than 128 LUNs before installation starts by disconnecting the cables from any HBAs or NICs that might lead to the storage or exclude the storage target from the active fabric zone.

After the installation completes, re-enable the connection to the storage.

Based on VMware KB 2154


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