mek3000
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still PSoD with e1000 (esxi5.5U2) (OSX 10.9.2 Server) E14 E1000TxTSOSend E1000PollTxRing.

Hello!

I was running ESXi5.1 before and did not notice any issues, now I had upgraded to ESXi5.5 U2 and applied the latest patches.

Starting with that I continuously get the puriple screen of death with en exception 14 pointing to E1000TxTSOSend E1000PollTxRing.

There is an error regards the Rx side, like you see mine crashes on the Transmitting (Tx) side, ...

VMware KB: VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing an...

I run OSX10.9.2 (Server) on a 2011 MacMin(5,3) 16gb, 120gbSSD+750gbHD with ESXi5.5U1.

~ # vmware -lv

VMware ESXi 5.5.0 build-1623387

VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Update 1

~ # esxcli software vib list

Name                           Version                               Vendor  Acceptance Level  Install Date

-----------------------------  ------------------------------------  ------  ----------------  ------------

ata-pata-amd                   0.3.10-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-atiixp                0.4.6-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-cmd64x                0.2.5-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-hpt3x2n               0.3.4-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-pdc2027x              1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-serverworks           0.4.3-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-sil680                0.4.8-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-via                   0.3.3-2vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

block-cciss                    3.6.14-10vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ehci-ehci-hcd                  1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

elxnet                         10.0.100.0v-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820      VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

esx-base                       5.5.0-1.15.1623387                    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath  5.5.0-0.0.1331820                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

esx-tboot                      5.5.0-0.0.1331820                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

esx-xlibs                      5.5.0-0.0.1331820                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

esx-xserver                    5.5.0-0.0.1331820                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ima-qla4xxx                    2.01.31-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ipmi-ipmi-devintf              39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ipmi-ipmi-msghandler           39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ipmi-ipmi-si-drv               39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

lpfc                           10.0.100.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820       VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

lsi-mr3                        0.255.03.01-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820      VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

lsi-msgpt3                     00.255.03.03-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

misc-cnic-register             1.72.1.v50.1i-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

misc-drivers                   5.5.0-0.7.1474526                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

mtip32xx-native                3.3.4-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387           VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-be2net                     4.6.100.0v-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820       VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-bnx2                       2.2.3d.v55.2-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-bnx2x                      1.72.56.v55.2-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-cnic                       1.72.52.v55.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-e1000                      8.0.3.1-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-e1000e                     1.1.2-4vmw.550.1.15.1623387           VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-enic                       1.4.2.15a-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820        VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-forcedeth                  0.61-2vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-igb                        5.0.5.1.1-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387       VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-ixgbe                      3.7.13.7.14iov-11vmw.550.0.0.1331820  VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-mlx4-core                  1.9.7.0-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-mlx4-en                    1.9.7.0-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-nx-nic                     5.0.621-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-tg3                        3.123c.v55.5-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-vmxnet3                    1.1.3.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ohci-usb-ohci                  1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

qlnativefc                     1.0.12.0-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820         VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

rste                           2.0.2.0088-4vmw.550.1.15.1623387      VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-ahci                      3.0-18vmw.550.1.15.1623387            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-ata-piix                  2.12-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-sata-nv                   3.5-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-sata-promise              2.12-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-sata-sil24                1.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-sata-sil                  2.3-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-sata-svw                  2.3-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-aacraid                   1.1.5.1-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-adp94xx                   1.0.8.12-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820         VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-aic79xx                   3.1-5vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-bnx2fc                    1.72.53.v55.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-bnx2i                     2.72.11.v55.4-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-fnic                      1.5.0.4-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-hpsa                      5.5.0-44vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-ips                       7.12.05-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-lpfc820                   8.2.3.1-129vmw.550.0.0.1331820        VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-megaraid-mbox             2.20.5.1-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820         VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-megaraid-sas              5.34-9vmw.550.1.15.1623387            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-megaraid2                 2.00.4-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-mpt2sas                   14.00.00.00-3vmw.550.1.15.1623387     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-mptsas                    4.23.01.00-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820       VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-mptspi                    4.23.01.00-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820       VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-qla2xxx                   902.k1.1-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820         VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-qla4xxx                   5.01.03.2-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820        VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

uhci-usb-uhci                  1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

tools-light                    5.5.0-1.15.1623387                    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

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There is some article about problems with E1000 (but 5.1) and adjusting some parameters,

VMware KB:    Hosts with virtual machines using the E1000/E1000E adapter have networking issues afte...

I tried that (only one exists anyhow in 5.5) but it not help neither.

There are some other options maybe checking them out could be worth trying.

~ # esxcli system settings advanced  list |grep Net/E1 -A9

   Path: /Net/E1000TxCopySize

   Type: integer

   Int Value: 2048

   Default Int Value: 2048

   Min Value: 0

   Max Value: 4294967295

   String Value:

   Default String Value:

   Valid Characters:

   Description: e1000 tx less than or equal to this will be fully copied with no need for completion.

--

   Path: /Net/E1000TxZeroCopy

   Type: integer

   Int Value: 0

   Default Int Value: 1

   Min Value: 0

   Max Value: 1

   String Value:

   Default String Value:

   Valid Characters:

   Description: Use tx zero copy for packets for e1000.

--

   Path: /Net/E1000IntrCoalesce

   Type: integer

   Int Value: 1

   Default Int Value: 1

   Min Value: 0

   Max Value: 1

   String Value:

   Default String Value:

   Valid Characters:

   Description: Whether to enable interrupt coalescing for e1000 vNIC.

Anyone with a similar problem? Did not find anything in the KB. Any workarounds / fixes / solutions?

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mek3000
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Btw, I noticed that the new (patch is out VMware KB: VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201404001

Though it does not look it would address any network driver related stuff.

~ # esxcli software profile update -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml -p ESXi-5.5.0-20140404001-standard

Update Result

   Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.

   Reboot Required: true

   VIBs Installed: VMware_bootbank_esx-base_5.5.0-1.16.1746018, VMware_bootbank_lsi-mr3_0.255.03.01-2vmw.550.1.16.1746018, VMware_locker_tools-light_5.5.0-1.16.1746018

   VIBs Removed: VMware_bootbank_esx-base_5.5.0-1.15.1623387, VMware_bootbank_lsi-mr3_0.255.03.01-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_locker_tools-light_5.5.0-1.15.1623387

   VIBs Skipped: VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-amd_0.3.10-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-atiixp_0.4.6-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-cmd64x_0.2.5-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-hpt3x2n_0.3.4-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-pdc2027x_1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-serverworks_0.4.3-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-sil680_0.4.8-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-via_0.3.3-2vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_block-cciss_3.6.14-10vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ehci-ehci-hcd_1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_elxnet_10.0.100.0v-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath_5.5.0-0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_5.5.0-0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_esx-xlibs_5.5.0-0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_esx-xserver_5.5.0-0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ima-qla4xxx_2.01.31-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-devintf_39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-msghandler_39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-si-drv_39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_lpfc_10.0.100.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_lsi-msgpt3_00.255.03.03-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387, VMware_bootbank_misc-cnic-register_1.72.1.v50.1i-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_misc-drivers_5.5.0-0.7.1474526, VMware_bootbank_mtip32xx-native_3.3.4-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387, VMware_bootbank_net-be2net_4.6.100.0v-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-bnx2_2.2.3d.v55.2-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-bnx2x_1.72.56.v55.2-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-cnic_1.72.52.v55.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-e1000_8.0.3.1-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-e1000e_1.1.2-4vmw.550.1.15.1623387, VMware_bootbank_net-enic_1.4.2.15a-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-forcedeth_0.61-2vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-igb_5.0.5.1.1-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387, VMware_bootbank_net-ixgbe_3.7.13.7.14iov-11vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-mlx4-core_1.9.7.0-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-mlx4-en_1.9.7.0-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-nx-nic_5.0.621-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_net-tg3_3.123c.v55.5-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387, VMware_bootbank_net-vmxnet3_1.1.3.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_ohci-usb-ohci_1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_qlnativefc_1.0.12.0-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_rste_2.0.2.0088-4vmw.550.1.15.1623387, VMware_bootbank_sata-ahci_3.0-18vmw.550.1.15.1623387, VMware_bootbank_sata-ata-piix_2.12-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-nv_3.5-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-promise_2.12-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-sil24_1.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-sil_2.3-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-svw_2.3-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-aacraid_1.1.5.1-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-adp94xx_1.0.8.12-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-aic79xx_3.1-5vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-bnx2fc_1.72.53.v55.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-bnx2i_2.72.11.v55.4-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-fnic_1.5.0.4-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-hpsa_5.5.0-44vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-ips_7.12.05-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-lpfc820_8.2.3.1-129vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-mbox_2.20.5.1-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_5.34-9vmw.550.1.15.1623387, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid2_2.00.4-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_14.00.00.00-3vmw.550.1.15.1623387, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptsas_4.23.01.00-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptspi_4.23.01.00-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-qla2xxx_902.k1.1-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_scsi-qla4xxx_5.01.03.2-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820, VMware_bootbank_uhci-usb-uhci_1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820

So after the upgrade its now:

~ # esxcli software vib list

Name                           Version                               Vendor  Acceptance Level  Install Date

-----------------------------  ------------------------------------  ------  ----------------  ------------

ata-pata-amd                   0.3.10-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-atiixp                0.4.6-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-cmd64x                0.2.5-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-hpt3x2n               0.3.4-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-pdc2027x              1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-serverworks           0.4.3-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-sil680                0.4.8-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ata-pata-via                   0.3.3-2vmw.550.0.0.1331820            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

block-cciss                    3.6.14-10vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ehci-ehci-hcd                  1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

elxnet                         10.0.100.0v-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820      VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

esx-base                       5.5.0-1.16.1746018                    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-19

esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath  5.5.0-0.0.1331820                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

esx-tboot                      5.5.0-0.0.1331820                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

esx-xlibs                      5.5.0-0.0.1331820                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

esx-xserver                    5.5.0-0.0.1331820                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ima-qla4xxx                    2.01.31-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ipmi-ipmi-devintf              39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ipmi-ipmi-msghandler           39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ipmi-ipmi-si-drv               39.1-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

lpfc                           10.0.100.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820       VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

lsi-mr3                        0.255.03.01-2vmw.550.1.16.1746018     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-19

lsi-msgpt3                     00.255.03.03-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

misc-cnic-register             1.72.1.v50.1i-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

misc-drivers                   5.5.0-0.7.1474526                     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

mtip32xx-native                3.3.4-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387           VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-be2net                     4.6.100.0v-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820       VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-bnx2                       2.2.3d.v55.2-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-bnx2x                      1.72.56.v55.2-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-cnic                       1.72.52.v55.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-e1000                      8.0.3.1-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-e1000e                     1.1.2-4vmw.550.1.15.1623387           VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-enic                       1.4.2.15a-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820        VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-forcedeth                  0.61-2vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-igb                        5.0.5.1.1-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387       VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-ixgbe                      3.7.13.7.14iov-11vmw.550.0.0.1331820  VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-mlx4-core                  1.9.7.0-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-mlx4-en                    1.9.7.0-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-nx-nic                     5.0.621-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-tg3                        3.123c.v55.5-1vmw.550.1.15.1623387    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

net-vmxnet3                    1.1.3.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

ohci-usb-ohci                  1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

qlnativefc                     1.0.12.0-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820         VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

rste                           2.0.2.0088-4vmw.550.1.15.1623387      VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-ahci                      3.0-18vmw.550.1.15.1623387            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-ata-piix                  2.12-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-sata-nv                   3.5-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-sata-promise              2.12-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820             VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-sata-sil24                1.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-sata-sil                  2.3-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

sata-sata-svw                  2.3-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-aacraid                   1.1.5.1-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-adp94xx                   1.0.8.12-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820         VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-aic79xx                   3.1-5vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-bnx2fc                    1.72.53.v55.1-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-bnx2i                     2.72.11.v55.4-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-fnic                      1.5.0.4-1vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-hpsa                      5.5.0-44vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-ips                       7.12.05-4vmw.550.0.0.1331820          VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-lpfc820                   8.2.3.1-129vmw.550.0.0.1331820        VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-megaraid-mbox             2.20.5.1-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820         VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-megaraid-sas              5.34-9vmw.550.1.15.1623387            VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-megaraid2                 2.00.4-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820           VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-mpt2sas                   14.00.00.00-3vmw.550.1.15.1623387     VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-mptsas                    4.23.01.00-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820       VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-mptspi                    4.23.01.00-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820       VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-qla2xxx                   902.k1.1-9vmw.550.0.0.1331820         VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

scsi-qla4xxx                   5.01.03.2-6vmw.550.0.0.1331820        VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

uhci-usb-uhci                  1.0-3vmw.550.0.0.1331820              VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-12

tools-light                    5.5.0-1.16.1746018                    VMware  VMwareCertified   2014-04-19

~ # vmware -vl

VMware ESXi 5.5.0 build-1746018

VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Update 1

~ #

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mnemosyne
Contributor
Contributor

Hi mek3000,

I'm in an almost identical situation: I get the same "E1000PollTxRing" PSOD every 2-3 weeks.

I run ESXi 5.5 (build-1623387) on a Mac mini 5,3 with only 2 VMs: a Windows 8.1 VM and a Mavericks Server 10.9.3.

Have you found a solution to this particular problem?

Thanks

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Henri
Contributor
Contributor

Hi,

same issue here at one MacPro 4,1.

Have another one running without problems.

Mainboard & Processor board already replaced, same problem.

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Henri
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Contributor

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relume
Contributor
Contributor

Hello

I had the same problem also with the latest update/build of ESXi 5.5.0 u2 (build 2068190) . I switched to the e1000e vNIC-emulation and now the host and guest is stable - no more "purble screen". e1000e is not offered in the NIC-Setting for MacOSX guest, but it can be enabled by manually editing the ".vmx" file. Change ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000" to ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000e". Unfortunately "vmxnet3" does not work, as there is no appropriate driver on the MacOSX guest, respectively the VMware Tools for darwin does not contain such a driver to be installed and to communicate with the vmxnet3 NIC-emulation.

best regards,

chris1vm
Contributor
Contributor

i'm running

VMware ESXi 5.5.0 build-2456374

VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Update 2

i was getting PSoD after copying a few MB of a 6GB file. i've changed to the E1000e driver and am able to copy large files  with no PSoD. file transfers are slower though.

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jmay
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Enthusiast

Can you just change the setting in the .vmx file then reboot?  Or do you have to remove and readd the adapter in the guest OS then?

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jmay
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Enthusiast

Can you just change the setting in the .vmx file then reboot?  Or do you have to remove and readd the adapter in the guest OS then?

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