VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.x fails to start when using SQL Server 2012
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VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.x fails to start when using SQL Server 2012


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  • The VMware vSphere Update Manager service fails to start.
  • Each time you try to start the service, vmware-updatemgr-XX.dmp files are created.
  • The %temp%vmware-vci-vciInstallUtils-log4cpp.log file contains entries similar to:

    3196 DEBUG] [installerRunXMLCommand, 435] [ConfigInfoFileManager] name = db_type, value = SQL Server Native Client 11.0

  • The C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Logsvmware-vum-server-log4cpp.log file contains entries similar to:

    'ProcessMonitor' 10296 WARN] [processMonitor, 127] Failed to open handle for process 8128. Error: 5. Ignoring the process
    'ProcessMonitor' 10296 INFO] [processMonitor, 472] Starting managed process java.exe
    'ProcessMonitor' 2076 INFO] [processMonitor, 245] Process monitoring started
    'SessionMgr' 10296 INFO] [sessionMgr, 80] GetSessionLocale: Initialized server locale object
    'InternalScheduledTasksMgr' 10296 INFO] [internalScheduledTasksMgr, 103] Internal Scheduled Task Manager created...
    'EmailAlertMgr' 10296 INFO] [emailAlertMgr, 278] Email alert manager created...
    'ConfigurationMgr' 10296 INFO] [configurationMgr, 152] Configuration manager created...
    'EntityLockingMgr' 10296 INFO] [entityLockingMgr, 62] Entity locking manager created...
    'vaCrypto' 10296 INFO] [vaCryptoSupport, 262] vaCrypto Initializing....
    'vaCrypto' 10296 INFO] [vaCryptoSupport, 243] Loaded VALM key C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\ssl\valm.key
    'HealthServiceMgr' 10296 INFO] [healthServiceMgr, 102] Health service manager created...
    'TaskStatsCollector' 10296 INFO] [taskStatsCollector, 74] Task statistics collector created...
    'Activation.trace' 10296 INFO] [activationValidator, 1263] Trace objects loaded.
    'VcIntegrityPlugin' 10296 INFO] [plugin, 252] VcIntegrityPlugin Init
    'VcIntegrityPlugin' 10296 INFO] [plugin, 282] Add callback to Ufa Shutdown manager.
    'VcIntegrity' 10296 INFO] [vcIntegrity, 809] Initializing database

  • The C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Logsvmware-vum-server.log file contains entries similar to:

    <YYYY-MM-DD><time> [05032 error 'Default'] Unable to allocate memory: 4294967294 bytes
    <YYYY-MM-DD><time></time> [05032 info 'Default'] CoreDump: Writing minidump
    <YYYY-MM-DD><time></time> [05032 panic 'Default']

    Panic: Unable to allocate memory
    backtrace[00] rip 68d93a7d
    backtrace[01] rip 68c9fa5e
    backtrace[02] rip 68ca1001
    backtrace[03] rip 68da5973
    backtrace[04] rip 68da5a6d
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    backtrace[06] rip 6c321b1e
    backtrace[07] rip 6c363e05
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    backtrace[09] rip 6c3bfe93
    backtrace[10] rip 6c3c048f
    backtrace[11] rip 6c3c6245
    backtrace[12] rip 6c3c62fd
    backtrace[13] rip 6c3c6c86
    backtrace[14] rip 6c3c8d38
    backtrace[15] rip 669756eb
    backtrace[16] rip 66975f16
    backtrace[17] rip 6695e75a
    backtrace[18] rip 667cf0c8
    backtrace[19] rip 667d95bd
    backtrace[20] rip 667d9ea2
    backtrace[21] rip 667dbdc3
    backtrace[22] rip 666cc555
    backtrace[23] rip 68d58bac
    backtrace[24] rip 68daac59
    backtrace[25] rip 68dad4e2
    backtrace[26] rip 68d58bac
    backtrace[27] rip 68da1956
    backtrace[28] rip 6c323433
    backtrace[29] rip 6c3234c7
    backtrace[30] rip 76a08543
    backtrace[31] rip 77c7ac69
    backtrace[32] rip 77c7ac3c

    <YYYY-MM-DD><time></time> [05032 panic 'Default'] (Log recursion level 2) Unable to allocate memory

Note: The preceding log excerpts are only examples. Date, time, and environmental variables may vary depending on your environment.


This issue is resolved in:

This is a known issue affecting vSphere Update Manager 5.0. Currently, there is no resolution.
To work around this issue:
  • Confirm the DSN for Update Manager is 32-bit. For more information, see Creating a 32bit DSN on a 64bit Windows machine (1010401).
  • Use the SQL 2008 R2 Native Client 10 driver when creating the DSN to the Update Manager database if installing on Windows Server 2008 (SP1 or SP2) or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Use the SQL Driver package pre-installed on Windows Server 2012 if you are installing on Windows Server 2012.
  • With Windows Server 2012 use SQL 2008R2 SQL Native Client 10.0 when connecting against a SQL 2012 Server.

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