While I have been working with a customer on upgrading their infrastructure to vSphere 5.5, they had a power outage during the night which got their full virtual infrastructure down including storage (Not sure what the story with their UPS/Power generator). After they have brought their virtual infrastructure backup up both their vCenter Appliance and VDP appliance and few other Linux VMs has failed the fsck check while it was booting and it was stuck at the following error:
fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot. The root
file system is currently mounted read-only. To remount it
bash# mount -n -o remount,rw /
Atention: Only CONTROL-D will reboot the system in this
maintanance mode. shutdow or reboot will not work.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):
Below is an actual screenshot of the error for you to compare it with what you got:
Below is the steps I have followed to fix this on both vCSA and VDP Advanced:
- Stay Calm & Don’t Panic!
- Take a backup/snapshot in case the below steps does not work for you and you need to revert it back to the current state when you call support or call for help.