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How to set up watchdog in ESXI?

How do I set up watchdog performing specified action (eg. hard reset) of host when it becomes unresponsive (eg. kernel freezes)? Is there any form of virtualized /dev/watchdog?

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While not exactly walking through the thing you need, you might want to take a look at this blog post https://www.vskilled.com/2015/11/automatically-reboot-an-esxi-host-after-psod/

You can modify the method described in there exactly to your needs. The variable you'd want to change would be "Misc.BlueScreenTimeout"

Cheers, Paul Wilk
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In order to answer this question, I just published the hardward watchdog VIB for you.

Hope this helps.

See: GitHub - fangli/esxi-hardware-watchdog-driver: This is an ESXi VIB package for hardware watchdog hea...

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