One of my readers had an issue with a vCD cell not starting correctly. He wanted to know how to monitor the progress of the startup of the daemon. You can do that very easy with the following command:
tail -f /opt/vmware/cloud-director/logs/cell.log
Now you should see status updates like the following pass by:
Application Initialization: 9% complete. Subsystem 'com.vmware.vcloud.common.core' started
At some point it should of course say “Application Initialized”. If it doesn’t the cell.log file should give a hint why it hasn’t been initialized. If for whatever reason the issue persists you could always check the “vcloud-vmware-watchdog.log” for details on the dump. There is a great KB article on this topic though, make sure you read it!
Now, what I wanted to use this article for is to document percentage where a start can get stuck and the possible issue that causes it. I have just a one to start with but hopefully this will grow overtime:
- 9% – Possibly caused by DNS issues