The vSphere Replication appliance root file system switches to read-only mode, and you cannot log in.

Problem

vSphere Replication server cannot update its database and becomes unresponsive. Login through vSphere Replication virtual appliance management interface (VAMI) UI, ssh, or console fails. Attempts to use the appliance console to log in result in the following error message:

Read-only file system.

Cause

To prevent data corruption the vSphere Replication appliance is configured to put its root file system in read-only mode when it detects a problem with the underlying storage.

Procedure

  1. Resolve the storage problem or use Storage vMotion to migrate the vSphere Replication appliance to another storage.
  2. Reboot the vSphere Replication appliance.
  3. Verify that you can log in by using the VAMI UI and the appliance console.