Ubuntu Disk Error

Mindwatering Incorporated

Author: Tripp W Black

Created: 05/05 at 10:37 PM


Linux Installation

Disk UUID issue in Ubuntu 20 VM running in ESX:

Log symptom:
$ sudo tail /var/log/syslog
... ubuntu multipathd[700]: sda: failed to get udev uid: Invalid argument
... ubunu multipathd[700]: sda: failed to get sysfs uid: Invalid argument
... ubuntu2004 multipathd[700]: sda: failed to get sgio uid: No such file or directory
... ubuntu2004 multipathd[700]: sda: add missing path

Steps to Resolve UUID Issue:
1. Open vSphere Web Client
2. Locate the VM
3. Right click VM --> Actions --> Shutdown Guest OS <wait>
4. Right click VM --> Actions --> Edit Settings
4a. In the dialog, click the VM Options tab.
4b. In the VM Options tab, open the Advanced twistie (category)
4c. Beside the label, Configuration Paraameters, click EDIT CONFIGURATION
4d. Click the Name column to resort alphabetically. Confirm that disk.EnableUUID doesn't exist.
- under Name, enter disk.EnableUUID
- under Value, enter True
4f. Click OK at the bottom to close the Configuration Parameters dialog.
4g. Click OK at the bottom to close the Edit Settings dialog.
5. Right click VM --> Actions --> Power --> Power On

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