so the ESXi Server run now 5 day without problems.
i think my problem is solved.
so the problem isn't solved.
after 9 day the esxi server lose their network connection. after a reboot the pink screen was displayed #PF Exception 14 in wold ...... (screenshot in the attachment)
the last thing i have done was install the esxi server IBM OEM ESXi installation image. (http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/esxi/)
so i open a ticket at vmware support. they told me i should install this two drivers
(singy2002 has told me the same in a previous post / an yes in the blades have two 10GE Emulex NICs)
upgrade the driver as per: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2005205
using vmware update manager
i hope now the problem is solved
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Right now I'm facing the same issue with a slight variation, not all my hosts got a PSOD but all of them got their respective vmnic disconnected, the platform is running on an IBM Bladecenter H, 6 HS23 blades (all of them with the Emulex UCN Adapter) only two switches for the first two onboard ports (the 10Gbps nics are disconnected all the time). But I've updated the be2net driver 5 days ago.
Now, my post goes a little further than the PSOD itself... with the two mentioned ports I've configured the virtual switch to use both ports but in the port group for the VM's I've selected the load balance policy of "Explicit failover" using vmnic2 as Active and vmnic3 as Standby, and the port group for Management network with the opposite configuration (Explicit failover using vmnic3 as active and vmnic2 as standby). In the chassis I have two IBM Server connectivity module each with one single group using the six external ports with LACP enabled. In the other end of the cables we have two cisco switches with an etherchannel configuration (one for one of the IBM SCM an one for the orher) this configuration works like a charm from 6 p.m. (around) until 8 a.m. (sharp) next morning and its unable to become stable until the next 6 p.m. cycle, one other thing is that if we use this configuration without any etherchannel grouping it works fine.
So any thought on this issue will be highly appreciated!
Thanks in advanced!
I know everyone says the first.
Do you have the latest firmware for the Emulex UCNA Installs.
What ESXi version you have installed and what patch level??
The latest firmware:
Emulex UCNA firmware update for VMware - 4.2.412.0 - Release IBM1206
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/selectFixes?parent=BladeCenter+HS23&product=ibm/systemx/7875&&platform=All&function=all#Converged Network Adapter
As for the firmware that is th same version I have installed, in fact I've updated it because of this post. As for the esxi version I'm running 5.0 Update 1 (Build No. 623860).
Thanks for your attention, I'll look forward to any ideas!
Did those experiencing PSOD with Emulex HS23 resolve this issue?
Yeah, we had the same exact issue and we were also told by VMware to have those drivers updated.
Though the latest driver right now is 4.2.327