goheels
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ESX 4 message: sd still retrying # after 180s

After upgrading to ESX 4.0 and applying the most recent patches, I am seeing the following error message reported at the ESX console and in /var/log/messages:

incrementing.

I did not see this with ESX 3.5.

What does this mean? How do I resolve this?

I'm seeing this on 5 ESX hosts all are Dell Poweredge systems of various models.

My datastores are on iSCSI LUNS from a NAS system. Some VMs on them are being reported as inaccessible.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Greg

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NHessonSD21
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Sorry, im going to take a stab at this. But does 3:0:4:0 match any of your iSCSI LUNs?

Because in my ESX host, grep out from messages, "sd", these message is attaching scsi disks. You may have to reconfigure iSCSI. Since from 3.5 to 4.0 the vmhba32 went to vmhba33. That might have something to do with it maybe. Again just take a stab.

Question would be, the hosts that have the missing VM's, are they seeing all the right LUNs?

Nick

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jguidroz
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Try disabling System Services on the Dell to see if the issue stops.

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goheels
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Contributor

This problem has ceased after installing OS patches on network the file server. Thanks for the help.

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