Hoodsie2018
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How to determine the reason my host cannot use Quick Boot

Does anyone know how to determine the reason(s) why a host is not compatible instead of just that it isn't? The published script is saying not compatible. I have 4 hosts of the same Dell Server but one of them is saying it's not compatible. I see this article but it's just a plain english list not a way to determine which is the reason and more specifics. Doesn't make sense to me why one is and the others aren't. https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52477​ :

You may see this issue if:

  • Host platform is not supported.
  • Host is configured to use a TPM.
  • passthru devices configured for VMs on your host.
  • vmklinux drivers loaded on your host.
  • Other non-certified drivers loaded on your host
  • Quick Boot is disabled in the Update Manager UI.

We are not using TPM chips, it's enabled in the UI, We use baselines for all hosts so can't imagine a non-certified driver being installed, but even if there were no idea how to tell which one. I'm not aware of any VMs using passthru, but then again no easy way that I know of to determine if any VM were using that (There are tons on this one host). It's a Dell PowerEdge R740x like the others and according to Dell it's supported: https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln314672/quick-boot-of-vmware-esxi-on-dellemc-power-e...

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vmrale
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Hoodsie2018​,

check using this command which vmklinux drivers are loaded by hypervisor:

esxcli system module list

Thanks

Regards

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Radek

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Hoodsie2018
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I don't see any. Do you?

[root@server1:~] esxcli system module list | sort

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

Name                           Is Loaded  Is Enabled

balloonVMCI                         true        true

cbt                                 true        true

cdp                                 true        true

chardevs                            true        true

cmmds                               true        true

cmmds_net                           true        true

cmmds_resolver                      true        true

crypto_fips                         true        true

dellemc                             true        true

deltadisk                           true        true

dm                                  true        true

dma_mapper_iommu                    true        true

dvfilter                            true        true

dvfilter-generic-fastpath           true        true

dvsdev                              true        true

esxfw                               true        true

etherswitch                         true        true

filtmod                             true        true

ftcpt                               true        true

gss                                 true        true

hbr_filter                          true        true

healthchk                           true        true

heartbeat                           true        true

hpp                                 true        true

iodm                                true        true

ipfix                               true        true

ipmi                                true        true

iscsi_trans                         true        true

iscsi_trans_compat_shim             true        true

lacp                                true        true

lb_netqueue_bal                     true        true

lfHelper                            true        true

lldp                                true        true

lpfc                                true        true

lsi_mr3                             true        true

lsom                                true        true

lsomcommon                          true        true

lvmdriver                           true        true

migrate                             true        true

netioc                              true        true

netsched_fifo                       true        true

netsched_hclk                       true        true

nfs41client                         true        true

nfsclient                           true        true

nmp                                 true        true

nrdma                               true        true

nrdma_vmkapi_shim                   true        true

ntg3                                true        true

pciPassthru                         true        true

plog                                true        true

portcfg                             true        true

procMisc                            true        true

procfs                              true        true

rdt                                 true        true

shaper                              true        true

sunrpc                              true        true

svmmirror                           true        true

swapobj                             true        true

tcpip4                              true        true

teamcheck                           true        true

tracing                             true        true

user                                true        true

vdfm                                true        true

vfat                                true        true

vfc                                 true        true

vflash                              true        true

virsto                              true        true

vlanmtucheck                        true        true

vmci                                true        true

vmfs3                               true        true

vmkapei                             true        true

vmkapi_mgmt                         true        true

vmkapi_v2_2_0_0_dvfilter_shim       true        true

vmkapi_v2_2_0_0_iscsiInc_shim       true        true

vmkapi_v2_2_0_0_iscsi_shim          true        true

vmkapi_v2_2_0_0_mgmt_shim           true        true

vmkapi_v2_2_0_0_nmp_shim            true        true

vmkapi_v2_2_0_0_vmkernel_shim       true        true

vmkapi_v2_3_0_0_dvfilter_shim       true        true

vmkapi_v2_3_0_0_iscsiInc_shim       true        true

vmkapi_v2_3_0_0_iscsi_shim          true        true

vmkapi_v2_3_0_0_mgmt_shim           true        true

vmkapi_v2_3_0_0_nmp_shim            true        true

vmkapi_v2_3_0_0_rdma_shim           true        true

vmkapi_v2_3_0_0_vmkernel_shim       true        true

vmkapi_v2_4_0_0_dvfilter_shim       true        true

vmkapi_v2_4_0_0_iscsi_shim          true        true

vmkapi_v2_4_0_0_mgmt_shim           true        true

vmkapi_v2_4_0_0_nmp_shim            true        true

vmkapi_v2_4_0_0_rdma_shim           true        true

vmkapi_v2_4_0_0_vmkernel_shim       true        true

vmkbsd                              true        true

vmkernel                            true        true

vmkfbft                             true        true

vmkibft                             true        true

vmklink_mpi                         true        true

vmkusb                              true        true

vmw_ahci                            true        true

vmw_psp_fixed                       true        true

vmw_psp_lib                         true        true

vmw_psp_mru                         true        true

vmw_psp_rr                          true        true

vmw_satp_alua                       true        true

vmw_satp_default_aa                 true        true

vmw_satp_local                      true        true

vprobe                              true        true

vrdma                               true        true

vsan                                true        true

vsanapi                             true        true

vsanbase                            true        true

vsanutil                            true        true

vswitch                             true        true

zdriver_ESX_67_3c67354f             true        true

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vmrale
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I compared the list You sent with the contents of /etc/vmware/driver.map.d path from ESXi 6.5 host. It looks ok.

Regards
Radek

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