5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 6, 2009 8:16 AM by AndreTheGiant

    vShere keep crashing

    dizel247 Novice

       

      Hello,

       

       

      I was looking forward in using vShere when it came out. To my surprise i was very wrong. In my opinion its not ready for production. It should have been in betta.

       

       

      1. One of my ESX keeps crashing for no reasong. Never happen in 3.5 u4

       

       

      2.  For some weird reasong I cannot clone my vm. On the same network where vcenter located. I am able to clone esx on remote site.

       

       

      3.  Resently i installed second esx server and networking was not working. It was giving some random ip adresses to my network ports.

       

       

       

       

       

      Has any one experience similar issue and have a suggestoin for my randong crashes. Please see image attach.

       

       

       

       

       

      Thanks in advance,

       

       

      Roman

       

       

        • 1. Re: vShere keep crashing
          Enthusiast

           

          >> 1. One of my ESX keeps crashing for no reasong. Never happen in 3.5 u4

          Was ESX 3.5 U4 installed on the same exact system? If so did you upgrade or is it a fresh install. If it is a upgrade could you disable system agents that you may have installed on the console?

           

           

          If it is a new system and you never had ESX 3.5u4 running on it before without any problems then I would most likely suspect the hardware. Most hardware systems record hardware events in a log that is accessible in the BIOS, please check that.

           

           

          PSOD shows that CPU0 locked up and never recieved timer interrupts and thats why vmkernel had to BSOD after a timeout.

           

           

          >>Resently i installed

          second esx server and networking was not working. It was giving some

          random ip adresses to my network ports. 

           

           

          I wonder if you are referring to IP-address range hints in the UI. You should probably open a different thread for this issue with more details. 

           

           

          >>For some weird reasong I cannot clone my vm. On the same network where vcenter located. I am able to clone esx on remote site.

           

           

          Please also open a separate thread for this issue, so these issues could be tracked separately.

           

           

          • 2. Re: vShere keep crashing
            AndreTheGiant Guru
            vExpert

            Your hardware in is HCL (may change from ESX 3 to ESX 4)?

            http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility

             

            Andre

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            • 3. Re: vShere keep crashing
              filbo Enthusiast

              dizel247 wrote:

              1. One of my ESX keeps crashing for no reasong. Never happen in 3.5 u4

               

              Has any one experience similar issue and have a suggestoin for my randong crashes. Please see image attach.

              Roman,

               

              Your PSOD image shows that a dump was written.  You should now run `vm-support`, which will create an archive of system information including the panic dump.  Open a VMware Support ticket and send them the vm-support archive.  The dump will most likely identify the problem.

               

              There isn't a very good way to do dump analysis through the forums.  However, if you give a detailed description of the system hardware, someone may figure it out without needing to look at the dump.

               

              >Bela<

              • 4. Re: vShere keep crashing
                dizel247 Novice

                kichaonline

                 

                I upgraded my system using iso image from esx 3.5u4. After upgrade all of my stuff was deleted from the server. Therefore I believe that upgrading from 3.5 to 4 its like installing fresh installation. However, i installed fresh version of vcenter.

                 

                For some weird reasong I cannot clone my vm. On the same network where vcenter located. I am able to clone esx on remote site.

                Please also open a separate thread for this issue, so these issues could be tracked separately.

                 

                Will do

                 

                AndreTheGiant

                I couldn't figure out how to find my hardware in the compatibility app you gave me. I am using SuperMicro Motherboard x7dva-8 for all of my esx servers. I only have one server that is crashing. Could that be bad cpu's? My server has virtualization option support for the cpu in my bios section.

                 

                Bela

                i will defiantly send the dump to the support. i just wanted to check if someone is experiencing similar problems. Regarding my hardware. I am using Supermicro x7dva-8 motherboard. Intel xeon 5150 @ 2.66ghz 18gb of ram.

                • 5. Re: vShere keep crashing
                  AndreTheGiant Guru
                  vExpert

                  Have you see these discussion?

                   

                  NMI: 1193 and PCPU didn't have a heartbeat for 181 seconds

                   

                  Andre

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