We have very similar problem in our production. The only difference is that there is mentioned FAT corruption (please see attached photo of screen, JPG). Does this error mean corruption of filetable of esxi installation drive? ESXi is installed on the 4GB CompactFlash (CF) card, using CF-to-IDE converter. I know this is not very usual installation method.
We also announced that there is very strange file system table on the device, where ESXi is installed (please see attached PNG file - output of "fdisk -l" command).
Where we can found crash dump file? Maybe there we will find more details about this error?
Thank you for explanation and help.
This doesnt look like a similar issue at all. More likely your disks are corrupt or have faulty hardware.
Norman, thank you very much for reply.
We will check our hardware.
We have the same issue. PSOD ones or twice a month.
ESXi 3.5 U3, then upgraded to U4.
Installation ".iso" and post installation system partition were bundeled with 3ware oem.tgz (http://www.3ware.com/kb/Article.aspx?id=15416).
3ware RAID controller is the only storage device used in system so it is also bootable device. We use RAID5 configuration.
1 x Supermicro Platforms SuperServer 6015B-UB
1 x AOC-SIMSO+
2 x CPU Intel Xeon E5405 (2GHz/1333MHz, cache 12MB, Quad-Core, 80W)
4 x Memory 1GB DDR2-667 FB-DIMM ECC
1 x RAID controller 3WARE 3W-9650SE-4LPML, PCI-E x4, 4xSATA II Drivers, LP Plane
4 x HDD S-ATA 500GB 7200RPM 3.5"
BIOS File Name: 7DBUC208.zip
BIOS Revision: R 2.1a
Supermicro says that AX52 erratum has been addressed since 2.0b BIOS (3208).
I have the same problem with six Dell Blade M600. I post a screenshot of a PSOD.
The version of VI 3 is 3.5.0 Update 3 and Virtual Center is 2.5.0 Update 3.
The OS of the vm are Windows 2003 32 et 64 bits, Windows 2008 32 et 64 bits and Windows XP.
Do you know why this is happening.. I've seen one other time during setup. but the occurance seems to be erratic. and not on the same blade.
After contact the vmware support, they said there is a new release of a patch this 29/04/2009. Is anybody resolve this problem?
Thanks for help.
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As anyone else had a re-occurrence of this issue?
We're fully patched up and yet, once a month, we get this same PSOD.
SMAR78700, can you let us know what patch VMware support suggested?
VMware support recommend me to upgrade to VI3.5 U4 and after this updgrade, patch again with update manager
ESX350-200904403-BG - PATCH
This fix my problem with this PSOD.
ps : sorry for my poor english
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Many thanks for the quick response.
Have you been able to find a solution to this issue? We're on pretty similar hardware (we have 9690sa, that's the only difference) and face the same issue under i/o load. Many thanks in advance!
We are having the same issue on our 2 new servers. We migrated to 6.0 U2 and installed an HA cluster. Also running Vsan with 100 hosts., 4 - 1.98 TB SSD Drives per server. I have an open ticket with SuperMicro and Vmware support. We updated to the latest BIOS per support but still crashing. About every 4 days 1 of the 2 new servers goes down.
The only variable is the original SuperMicro Server SVDI has different Revision of Processors V2 V.S. V4. Just wondering if anyone out there had this issue resolved and what it took to fix?
See attached images for configuration and crash info....
The HA is configured with 3 hosts, DRS is ON, HA is ON, EVC is Intel IVY Bridge Gen. Total CPU Resources 155 Ghz.
Total Memory: 1023.75 GB , Total Storage 15.56 TB, Total Processors 76, 0 datastore clusters, 1 VSAN Datastore. 104 Virtual Machines, Includes View, and Vcenter. View is windows server based, and Vcenter is linux. Fully Automated Migration, with Host monitoring. I have the Scratch logs going to 1 server for now.
Thanks For any input in advance.
Hello all the problem was resolved!! It took SuperMicro to create a new bios for both of the 2 new servers to resolve the issue. The new intel processors were having a problem with VMware multiple versions.
"New Bios" X10DRGH7.411
Processor Info: #128
Payload length: 0x2a
Socket: "CPU 1" & "CPU 2"
Socket Type: 0x2b (Socket LGA2011-3)
Socket Status: Populated
Type: 0x03 (CPU)
Family: 0xb3 (Xeon)
Version: "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 v4 @ 2.00GHz"
Processor ID: 0xbfebfbff000406f1
Status: 0x01 (Enabled)
External Clock: 100 MHz
Max. Speed: 3600 MHz
Current Speed: 2000 MHz