tektotket
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host instability

ESXi 6.0u2 running two Server 2012 vm's crashes every couple weeks.  Any ideas based on the purple screens?

Lenovo 10AY001YUS with bios FHKT68AUS

Board Info: #2

    Manufacturer: "LENOVO"

    Product: "SHARKBAY"

    Version: "0B98417 WIN"

Processor Info: #61

    Payload length: 0x2a

    Socket: "SOCKET 0"

    Socket Type: 0x24 (Socket LGA1155)

    Socket Status: Populated

    Type: 0x03 (CPU)

    Family: 0xcd (Core i5)

    Manufacturer: "Intel"

    Version: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570T CPU @ 2.90GHz"

Memory Device: #66

    Location: "ChannelA-DIMM0"

    Bank: "BANK 0"

    Manufacturer: "1315"

    Serial: "00000000"

    Asset Tag: ""

    Part Number: "CT102464BF160B.M16"

    Memory Array: #65

    Form Factor: 0x0d (SODIMM)

    Type: 0x18 (DDR3)

    Type Detail: 0x0080 (Synchronous)

    Data Width: 64 bits

    Size: 8 GB

    Speed: 1600 MHz

  Memory Device: #69

    Location: "ChannelB-DIMM0"

    Bank: "BANK 2"

    Manufacturer: "1315"

    Serial: "00000000"

    Asset Tag: ""

    Part Number: "CT102464BF160B.M16"

    Memory Array: #65

    Form Factor: 0x0d (SODIMM)

    Type: 0x18 (DDR3)

    Type Detail: 0x0080 (Synchronous)

    Data Width: 64 bits

    Size: 8 GB

    Speed: 1600 MHz

0000:00:00.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller

0000:00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller

0000:00:03.0 Multimedia controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller

0000:00:14.0 Serial bus controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI

0000:00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1

0000:00:19.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I217-V [vmnic0]

0000:00:1a.0 Serial bus controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2

0000:00:1b.0 Multimedia controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller

0000:00:1d.0 Serial bus controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1

0000:00:1f.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation C220 Series Chipset Family H81 Express LPC Controller

0000:00:1f.2 Mass storage controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point AHCI Controller [vmhba0]

0000:00:1f.3 Serial bus controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller

couple weeks ago -

esxi6-crash-2016_08_11.png

latest -

esxi6-crash-2016_08_24.jpg

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virtualg_uk
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Exception 13 and 14 ae generally hardware issues.

Is this server on the HCL? otherwise it will not be supported VMware Compatibility Guide - System Search

If so, did you use the Lenovo ISO image when installing ESXi or the standard VMware one? https://my.vmware.com/en/group/vmware/info?slug=datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/6_0#c...

I hope this helps


Graham | User Moderator | https://virtualg.uk
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tektotket
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This is not a server or on the vmware HCL or supported in the Lenovo custom ESXi iso, the standard 6.0 iso was used and then patched to 6.0u2 from command line after deployment.  It is an M73 "tiny" desktop.

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virtualg_uk
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If it's not supported, all I can suggest is to look for ESXi drivers for all components.

If you have a VC and install update manager, add the Lenovo VIB depot into update manager and attach this baseline to the hosts ans rescan, that should pickup all available updated drivers and install for you.

I hope this helps


Graham | User Moderator | https://virtualg.uk
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