VM Crashes Frequenty in VMware Server 2.0.2 while installing 11gR2 RAC

VM CRASHES FREQUENTY IN VMWARE SERVER 2.0.2 WHILE INSTALLING 11gR2 RAC

I am using VMware server 2.0.2 for setting up my Oracle 11g RAC Environment and my VM’s crashed abruptly with errors. This happens even though when there is no load on the VM’s. In one case it happened during DBCA database creation. Below is the error message found in VMware logs.

” virtual machine has been unresponsive for more than 20 seconds and has caused another virtual machine sharing a disk with it via SCSI reservations to believe it has died. It is therefore unsafe for this virtual machine to resume activity, and this virtual machine will now terminate. If a 20 second delay is not long enough to be an accurate ‘death heuristic’ it can be changed by setting the “reslck.timeout” configuration variable. It is extremely unlikely that this should ever be necessary.”

Solution:

I added the following parameter to the .vmx file for the both VM’s.

reslck.timeout = 1200

 

 

 

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