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ESXi 6 boot Stuck on "nfs41client loaded successfully "

Hello,

After a power failure, ESX won't boot and stuck on nfs41client loaded successfully.

It's ESXi 6 Build 5050593 on a USB.

I tried to upgrade ESX to 6.7 U3 to no avail: Vibs on the host are conflicting with vib in metadata.

Please help!

Thank you,

Hamid

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Hot Shot
Hot Shot

We had similar issue.

It does not stuck, it is so slow.

Do you have any RDM LUN presented to server?

If yes, you should change one flag perennially-reserved to true.

For now, you can disconnect all RDM LUNs from server, reboot and it should boot fast.

After that check KB: VMware Knowledge Base

If you don't use RDMs....I don't know Smiley Happy

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No LUNs and it is not slow. it stuck at that point.

Thanks anyways.

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Commander
Commander

You can use the ALT+F12 key to check the live vmkernel log. If that shows a storage issue then you need to wait until the boot process times out to load the storage

thanks,

MS

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Its more likely a storage connectivity issues.

As Murali said press Alt+F12 and check the in memory logs to find out the cause for it to get stuck.

Keep us posted.

Ashish Singh VCP-6.5, VCP-NV 6, VCIX-6,VCIX-6.5, vCAP-DCV, vCAP-DCD
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Had this same issue and the Alt-F12 to see logs explained why.  The host in question was part of a previous cluster and had NFS mounts to ~20 volumes.  On startup it was trying each one sequentially and after 60-90minutes it moved past the nfs41client message and finished booting.

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Expert
Expert

Try upgrade first 6.5 then 6.7

Rajeev Chauhan
VCIX-DCV6.5/VSAN/VXRAIL
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ran into the same thing, answer here: Removing an orphaned NFS share

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