Article ID: 118533, created on Nov 10, 2013, last review on May 4, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Linux


It is not possible to update the hardware node, vzup2date utility fails. The following messages are recorded in /var/log/vzup2date.log:

2013-11-09T20:37:30+0000 Can't open file /vz/vzup2date/eztemplates//partial/centos-6-x86_64-ez-4.0.0-7.noarch.rpm.O8TApO: Too many open files
2013-11-09T20:37:30+0000 Internal error Failed writing body


The allowed amount of open files has been exceeded on the server.


Increase the allowed number of open files. Example:

  • Get the current limit of open files:

    [root@vz ~]# ulimit -n
  • Increase the limit twice:

    [root@vz ~]# ulimit -n 2048

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