HCI VxRail

VxRail Manager systemd-sysctl failed

Since I had the same issue with two customers within a week (different VxRail nodes, different VxRail version 7.0.350 and 7.0.401), I’ll share the solution in case it happens in other environments too.

// Issue
When checking the services on the VxRail Manager via
# systemctl –status-all
the systemd-sysctl.service is shown as loaded (failed):

// Solution
The cause is a missing line break in the sysctl config file located at /etc/sysctl.conf. To fix it, simply insert the line break before vm.swappiness and then restart the service via
# systemctl restart systemd-sysctl

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// footnotes:

Date: 27.02.2023
Version: 1.0