harishms007
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kipmi0 is using 98% of CPU

Hi,

kipmi0 is using 98% of the CPU in ESX 3.5. Any idea what exactly is this process and how to make it low?

PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME CPU COMMAND

2324 root 39 19 0 0 0 RWN 95.6 0.0 16651m 0 kipmi0

2325 root 39 19 0 0 0 RWN 1.9 0.0 2258m 0 kipmi1

Rgds

HMS

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Lightbulb
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Check out the following Vmware KB

"CPU Utilization Peaks After Installing Dell OpenManage"

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004508

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harishms007
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HI,

Thnaks for the input. But my server make is IBM. Any infor on this server make?

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Lightbulb
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Here is a thread where they talk about an issue that sounds like yours

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/114071

Unfortunatly the embeded links no longer work but there is aworkaround procedure detailed.

I think this is the new link

http://www-01.ibm.com/redbooks/community/display/director/ESXServerinstallation

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kjb007
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This is your hardware health monitoring. Typically, the pegasus service is what runs this, so restarting that should bring that back to normal.

-KjB

VMware vExpert

vExpert/VCP/VCAP vmwise.com / @vmwise -KjB
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harishms007
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Hi KJB,

thanks for the suggession, As i am very new to ESX, can you provide more info on this.

"service pegasus restart" will do from the root access login is it? What will happen to my running VMs on the host server? or will any other impact is there at this point of time?

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kjb007
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Immortal

That command has to be run on the ESX server console, and requires root access. It will restart your health monitoring service and will not affect any vm's.

-KjB

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harishms007
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HI,

I ran the command and i got the attached error, whats next?

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Lightbulb
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Check out following KB

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004257

kjb007
Immortal
Immortal

Did your CPU utilization go back down? If you're not using the health status, you can leave these down.

-KjB

VMware vExpert

vExpert/VCP/VCAP vmwise.com / @vmwise -KjB
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harishms007
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Hi,

Thanks for the inputs, Still the CPU usage has not come down and hence we thought of upgrading to ESX 3.5 Update 3. Any inputs for this and can you let me know any easy link to update the same.

Present version is 3.5 Update 1. screenshot attached.

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AndreTheGiant
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Have you tried to upgrade BIOS and/or system firmware?

Andre

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kjb007
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Immortal

Are you using update manager? That would be the easiest. Also, you can download an update 3 tarball image that will allow you to update over an ssh connection for ESX. For ESXi, you can also use vi infrastructure update.

-KjB

VMware vExpert

vExpert/VCP/VCAP vmwise.com / @vmwise -KjB
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