The following error message appears in the console after rebooting an ESX 3.5 host:
Initialization for vmfs2 failed with -1This issue may occur if the service console interface does not have an IP address or if the IP address is not configured properly.To resolve this issue:
- Verify the service console interface configuration and functionality with the command:
Correct output includes an IP address. If it does not, proceed to step 2.
- Set the IP address for the service console interface with the command:
esxcfg-vswif –a vswif0 –i 192.168.1.10 –n 255.255.255.0 –p "Service Console"
- Restart the Network Service with the following command, or reboot the host:
service network restart