My HP ML350 G6 server has been running ESXi 6.0 for months flawlessly. Just the other day it started PSoD-ing every night. The PSoD references a Mallanox driver mlx4_core which after some digging I determined is an OEM driver lib from HP. Some people solved this issue by removing the Mellanox libs and replacing them with ones signed by VMWare instead of HP. In my case I don't think I even have any Mellanox hardware in my server... So, can I just remove them?
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Hi @Joe_Papa ,
As Scott mentioned, it is a end of life product. If you are sure that these drivers are not being used, you are good to uninstall them.
This command should help you remove the driver --> esxcli software vib remove -n vibname
Hope that helps
I dug into the ILo2 a bit and found this error associated with the PSoD.
Critical PCI Bus 01/04/2021 10:11 01/04/2021 10:11 1 Uncorrectable PCI Express Error (Embedded device, Bus 0, Device 3, Function 0, Error status 0x00000010)
This is what the server device list looks like.
Am I correct that the device listed in the error message is the Intel Corporation PCI Express Root Port 3?