Host ramdisk file table limit exceeded
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Host ramdisk file table limit exceeded


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VMware vCenter Server VMware vSphere ESXi


You receive this event message when one of the host's ramdisks reached the limit for the number of files it can contain.


A problem event appears with the following message:

The file table of the ramdisk 'tmp' is full. As a result, the file /tmp/testdir/file8202 could not be created by the application 'scp'.


No additional files can be created on this ramdisk. This can cause various administrative actions to fail if they depend on creating files on this ramdisk.


VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1
VMware vCenter Server 5.1.x
VMware vCenter Server 5.5.x


If the files were created by administrative action (for example, accidentally copying files to an incorrect path), then remove the files.

The following command shows the ramdisks' mount points :

esxcli system visorfs ramdisk list

This might be helpful in locating extraneous files. If the normal operation of the system appears to cause the error, then contact VMware support.