There is a know bug in VCSA 6.7 and 7.0 where core.in:imfiles fill up /storage/core. This issue was fixed with vSphere 7 Update 3c, however you may still need a workaround. This strange issue hit my vCenter Server which is on version 7.0 Update 2d. The tech support said they never saw a client being on version 7.x with this issue. I was the first one.
The natural question was why just not to update to version 7.0 U3c? The answer is simply: there is no room. I need to fix the storage issue first.
If you like me were victim of this bug, please follow the steps to remediate the issue:
- SSH to you VCSA.
- Make a copy of
cp /etc/vmware-syslog/vmware-services-vmware-postgres-archiver.conf /etc/vmware-syslog/vmware-services-vmware-postgres-archiver.conf.orig
- Edit the file using VI:
- Remove the existing content and replace with the below:
# vmware-postgres-archiver logs input(type="imfile" File="/var/log/vmware/vpostgres/pg_archiver.log.stdout" Tag="postgres-archiver" Severity="info" Facility="local0") input(type="imfile" File="/var/log/vmware/vpostgres/pg_archiver.log.stderr" Tag="postgres-archiver" Severity="info" Facility="local0")
systemctl restart rsyslog
- Check the status of
systemctl status rsyslog
- Remove imfile:
cd /storage/core/ ls -l rm core.in\:imfile.*
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