I am having an issue where the reboot of the SDMC software appliance is taking 27 minutes.
I am running the SDMC on ESX4.1i on a x3550 with 8Gb ram and with only this appliance running on ESX4.1i. Booting the server into ESX takes only 3 minutes.
Looking at the console of the SDMC when booting it appears the base OS load is quick and most of the time I see only "Server starting" in a gui type window.
Compared to a HMC which takes 5 minutes approximately to reboot, 27 minutes is excessive.
Is the SDMC doing some sort of network discovery? if so how do I turn it off ?
Any ideas greatly appreciated.
SystemAdmin 110000D4XK39 Posts
Re: SDMC Software Appliance boot time2011-11-02T15:48:16ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.It shouldn't take anywhere close to this long. Director can be pretty temperamental to bad network settings though, and will sit for 20-25 minutes on startup trying to reach hosts that are not available.
Check your network settings - in particular your DNS settings. Do you have a valid DNS server? Is the hostname of your SDMC registered in the DNS server? Is your domain name right? A quick thing to check is to 'cat /etc/hosts'. Make sure there is an entry for:
IP_ADDR full_hostname short_hostname
Make sure your full_hostname is hostname.domainname and it's valid and in DNS.