jamesnb1
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How to disable auto-restart after PSOD

Hello everyone,

I am new to ESXi and vCenter. We have installed both of them on RAID 1, Dell branded SSD on PowerEdge Server

My ESXi v7 and vCenter seems to be experiencing a shutdown/reboot once every 2-3 days.

I would like to disable the auto-restart to expose the error message if this happened, how would I do it?

And, is there a way to know why it restart? I am not sure what logs and where I should look for?

Thank you very much

James

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vxprthu
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HI,

The delay or timeout can be extended in the advanced system configuration options of the esxi hosts.

Host » Configure » System » Advanced System Settings

You should look for Misc.BlueScreenTimeout. It's value 0 by default which means no timeout. I think the maximum value is (or was) 65535 seconds which is around 18 hours.

Cheers, 



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vxprthu
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Hey,

Regarding the value of blue screen timeout: If the value is different than 0, then ESXi reboots automatically after the purple screen.

I also recommend to check the /var/log/vobd.log file on the esxi host. This one is very easy to understand.

If there is nothing in it you can check the followings as well.

/var/run/log/hostd.log

/var/log/vmksummary.log

/var/run/log/shell.log

 

Cheers,



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