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      • 15. Re: ESXi 5.1 Hangs after a few hours to a few days of running
        LiamA2013 Novice

        Hi guys, well I ran the command

         

        esxcli system settings kernel set --setting=iovDisableIR -v TRUE

         

        Which worked for about a week but now I have a system hanging again that I can't connect to. I will be looking at the logs later today but does anyone know if running the above command can lead to other issues?

         

        Many thanks

        • 16. Re: ESXi 5.1 Hangs after a few hours to a few days of running
          CB4009 Lurker

          I had a very similiar issue to what that you encountered but I'm using a GA-990FXA-UD3 Board w/ FX8130 Processor. I had 4 Nic cards (2-e1000e,1-e1000, and the on board Realtek) I'd experience lockups just like you are. I was able to induce the lockups by having multiple VMs transfer large files 2+ GB at the same time. I was able to trace the problem to the PCI slot on my board, as soon as I removed the Intel e1000 card the system has been rock solid for over a month. I reintroduced the e1000 last night and I had 2 lock ups and once the system just powered off completely on me. I removed the card again and its running like a champ. I hope you're able to isolate you issue, I know how fustrating it is to have these types of lockups so I wanted to lend my perspective.

           

           

          In my case its either a bad PCI slot, IRQ sharing issue, Esxi configuration issues running both e1000 and e1000e in the same machine, or bad card (Don't think its a card I tried 2 different intel cards and the system crashed with either in the PCI slot.

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

          • 17. Re: ESXi 5.1 Hangs after a few hours to a few days of running
            work4coffee Lurker

            Were you receiving any specific errors in the log files that pointed you to the NIC cards?

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