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|Affected OS Type
||Affected Software Product
||Affected Release Number
Prime Infrastructure Software
3.0.0, 3.1.0, 3.1.5, 3.2, 3.2.0-FIPS, 3.3.0, 3.4.0, 3.5.0
||/var consumes excessive disk space and Prime Infrastructure goes down -- /var/log/secure file|
Prime Infrastructure releases earlier than 3.6 can experience a system reboot or shutdown, which causes a loss of service to the customer.
System log messages can grow in size, which causes the /var file system to become full. This results in any of these customer impacting scenarios:
- The Prime Infrastructure application closes and will not restart.
- The Prime Infrastructure application ceases to function (hangs).
- The server shuts down, which requires an application of power to restart.
- The server reboots, which causes an interruption in service.
- System upgrades could cause the upgrade to fail, which results in a nonoperational system.
The customer experiences a loss of service of the Prime Infrastructure application.
The customer is asked to upgrade to Prime Infrastructure 3.6 or later. In order to prevent a failed upgrade and a nonoperational system, customers should check the size of the /var filesystem before they perform the upgrade. Customers can contact Cisco Services to validate the /var filesystem size.
In the interim, customers can contact the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) in order to clean up the /var directory and install a log rotate program to maintain the /var directory.
How To Identify Affected Products
The current software version can be found via the CLI or the Prime Infrastructure web interface.
From the CLI, enter the show version command.
mas-tardis/admin# show version
Cisco Application Deployment Engine OS Release: 4.1
ADE-OS Build Version: 4.1.0.001
ADE-OS System Architecture: x86_64
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All rights reserved.
Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Version : 3.5.0 [FIPS not Enabled]
Build : 184.108.40.206.550
PI 3.5 Update 03 ( 3.0.0 )
PI 3.5.1 Maintenance Release ( 1.0.0 )
Prime Infrastructure 3.5 Device Pack 3 ( 3.0 )
Prime Infrastructure Web Interface
Complete these steps:
- Click the Gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the web interface.
- Choose About Prime Infrastructure in order to display the build version.
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