Linux VM boot error workaround

Not specifically related to Hadoop or Big Data Extensions, but I came across this bug tonight. There is a KB article on the VMware website (here), but the syntax it lists is incorrect.

The error I was seeing on the VM console was “vmsvc [warning] [guestinfo] RecordRoutingInfo: Unable to collect IPv4 routing table” immediately after it brought eth0 online. The workaround to fix the issue, beyond upgrading arping in the OS, is to add the following line in the virtual machine .vmx file:

rtc.diffFromUTC = “0”

The quotes are missing from the VMware knowledge base article and are indeed necessary to fix the issue and get the virtual machine past this point in the boot process.