Installing RancherOS v1.0.3 on VMWare 6.0


#1

I’ve been attempting to run the installer on ESX, but keep getting a kernel panic before being able to actually load the console. Does anyone know what kind of VMWare machine settings are required?

As a side question, has anyone attempted to use the VMWare volume plugin on an OS other than Photon?


#2

I use ESXi (6.5) quite a bit at the moment, and I don’t do anything special

  • the only reason I can think of that I get a kernel panic, is if I give
    the VM too little memory (I start with 2G, but test down to 1G RAM)

can you post a screenshot of the panic - and some details?


#3

Huh, so apparently this is just the result of not allocating enough memory.

I tried again increasing the 512Mb I had allocated to 1Gb, and lo and behold, it succeeded without issue.

Cheers.


#4

Common issue with most linuxes these days below 1Gb of ram their stability is at best erratic some wont even install anymore.


#5

Very correct - until recently, if RancherOS failed to initialism something during boot (most often docker load the OS services images), RancherOS would continue on, not telling the user that there was a serious problem.

I changed that to make it crash, so we stop having bug reports of mysterious half working OS’s.

I don’t yet have a way to make it more obvious to the user what the cause is, but we’ll get there.