wonderwear
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Windows Servers randomly crashes from VMTools

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Hello everyone,

I'm working on company that gives consulting for VMware platforms. We have different versions on our customers from ESXi/vCenter 6.5 to 7u2 and all of them up to latest package(including VMTools). This issue started 1 month ago i don't know why but randomly 1 or 2 (for now it has been total 9 VMs with this problem) Windows 2012 R2 or 2016 Server crashes and doesn't boot up until i disable "Driver Signature Enforcement" or reinstall VMTools. I checked the logs for VMTools and Application/System Logs but there is no error. Is there a known issue about this? VMTools cause this problem but is it from Windows Updates? 

 

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kastlr
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Hi,

 

maybe this KB does explain why.

Removal of Windows Update published PVSCSI driver version 1.3.18.0 (86053)



Hope this helps a bit.
Greetings from Germany. (CET)

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kastlr
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Hi,

 

maybe this KB does explain why.

Removal of Windows Update published PVSCSI driver version 1.3.18.0 (86053)



Hope this helps a bit.
Greetings from Germany. (CET)
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wonderwear
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Oh god no O_O . Do i have to rollback 500+ VM's driver

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kastlr
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If you configured your Windows VMs to use pVSCSI, yes!



Hope this helps a bit.
Greetings from Germany. (CET)
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wonderwear
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Not all of them but i probably use on most of them, thanks for the heads up.

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