Could not find /.nutanix_active_svm_partition

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Hello everybody,

I'm a noob to this Nutanix stuff. I've only been working with it for the past few weeks. I have an older Nutanix 2030 block with 3 nodes which I have attempted to rebuild using phoenix-2.0.4_ESX_NOS-3.5.5.iso via the IMPI management interface and the java console. 2 of the nodes have rebuilt no problem. The third, however, displays the following error from the CVM guest in ESXi when I power it on;

Starting up ...
Checking /dev/sd?? for /.nutnaix_active_svm_partition
mount: mounting /dev/sd?? on /mnt failed: No such file or directory
umount: can't unmount /mnt: invalid argument
Could not find /.nutanix_svm_partition in any partition
[ 1.672709] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000000
[ 1.672709]

It's clear that the svm partition is not present, but I don't know how to resolve this. I have tried Foundation 2.1 but I understand that isn't compatible with the older 2030 nodes.

Can anyone help, please?

Can I try an older version of foundation? if so, what version is compatible and is it availble on the portal? I've seen version 2.0 on there.

Thanks in advance


2 replies

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You can try old foundation version but it will not be available on nutanix portal. I suggest you foundation all your nodes to latest NOS version 4.1.2 which can images using Foundation 2.1

Hope it helps.

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The svm_boot ISO may be missing or corrupted.
Check the following location on the two CVMs that succeeded:
Power Off the CVMCopy the correct svmboot.iso ISO file and overwrite the older version currently stored in the local datastore of the CVM which won't boot.Power on the CVM and verify it now boots successfully.