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    ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure

    ThijsW Novice

      Hi,

       

      One of mine ESXi 5.1 hosts is disconnected in vCenter. I'am unable to reconnect the host.

       

      When restarting services.sh, i get on serveral services this error:

      Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure

       

      Running vpxa restart

      Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure

      Running sfcbd-watchdog restart

      Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure

       

      ~ # tail -f var/log/vmkernel.log
      2013-04-04T06:36:23.424Z cpu13:1211854)WARNING: Tcpip: 1304: socreate(type=1, proto=6) failed with error No buffer space available (55)
      2013-04-04T06:36:23.424Z cpu13:1211854)WARNING: Tcpip: 1304: socreate(type=1, proto=6) failed with error No buffer space available (55)
      2013-04-04T06:36:26.003Z cpu18:1211111)WARNING: Tcpip: 1304: socreate(type=2, proto=0) failed with error No buffer space available (55)
      2013-04-04T06:36:26.014Z cpu18:1211111)WARNING: Tcpip: 1304: socreate(type=2, proto=0) failed with error No buffer space available (55)
      2013-04-04T06:39:18.185Z cpu23:1212818)WARNING: UserLinux: 1331: unsupported: (void)

       

      ~ # tail -f /var/log/vpxa.log
      2013-04-04T06:42:53.764Z [73C59B90 verbose 'hostdcnx'] [VpxaHalCnxHostagent] Creating temporary connect spec: localhost:443
      2013-04-04T06:42:53.765Z [73C17B90 error 'HttpConnectionPool-000000'] [ConnectComplete] Connect failed to <cs p:0db52800, TCP:localhost:443>; cnx: (null), error: N7Vmacore15SystemExceptionE(Connection reset by peer)
      2013-04-04T06:42:53.765Z [73C59B90 error 'httphttpUtil'] [HttpUtil::ExecuteRequest] Error in sending request - Connection reset by peer
      2013-04-04T06:42:53.765Z [73C59B90 error 'hostdcnx'] [VpxaHalCnxHostagent] Failed to discover version: vim.fault.HttpFault
      2013-04-04T06:42:53.765Z [73C59B90 warning 'hostdcnx'] [VpxaHalCnxHostagent] Could not resolve version for authenticating to host agent
      2013-04-04T06:43:13.767Z [73C38B90 verbose 'hostdcnx'] [VpxaHalCnxHostagent] Creating temporary connect spec: localhost:443
      2013-04-04T06:43:13.768Z [FFB99B90 error 'HttpConnectionPool-000000'] [ConnectComplete] Connect failed to <cs p:0db60350, TCP:localhost:443>; cnx: (null), error: N7Vmacore15SystemExceptionE(Connection reset by peer)
      2013-04-04T06:43:13.768Z [73C38B90 error 'httphttpUtil'] [HttpUtil::ExecuteRequest] Error in sending request - Connection reset by peer

       

      ESXi host is pingable on DNS and IP, also from other hosts.

       

      Anyone know how i can solve this problem without a reboot?

       

      Regards,

      Thijs

        • 1. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
          aaronwsmith Hot Shot

          Check if your /scratch parition is full on the host.  Example from my host showing 10MB of 4GB used:

           

          ~ # ls -ld /scratch
          lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            49 Apr  4 13:59 /scratch -> /vmfs/volumes/515b4bc4-25fdffaa-d755-0017a4771002

          ~ # df -h | grep 515b4bc4-25fdffaa-d755-0017a4771002
          vfat          4.0G  10.1M      4.0G   0% /vmfs/volumes/515b4bc4-25fdffaa-d755-0017a4771002
          • 2. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
            ThijsW Novice

            Partition is not full:

             

            ~ # ls -ld /scratch
            lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            49 Mar 18 23:39 /scratch -> /vmfs/volum                                       es/51249a32-49af51fd-5a45-6c3be5b19130

             

            ~ # df -h | grep /vmfs/volumes/51249a32-49af51fd-5a45-6c3be5b19130
            vfat         4.0G  36.9M      4.0G   1% /vmfs/volumes/51249a32-49af51fd-5a45-6c3                                     

            • 3. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
              ThijsW Novice

              This is also what i get:

               

              ~ # tail -f /var/log/vmkwarning.log
              2013-04-05T01:09:10.932Z cpu16:14104)WARNING: CBT: 986: Unsupported ioctl 43
              2013-04-05T01:09:26.314Z cpu18:14104)WARNING: CBT: 986: Unsupported ioctl 43
              2013-04-05T01:09:41.807Z cpu23:14104)WARNING: CBT: 986: Unsupported ioctl 43
              2013-04-05T01:10:58.807Z cpu17:14104)WARNING: CBT: 986: Unsupported ioctl 43
              2013-04-05T01:13:56.896Z cpu20:14104)WARNING: CBT: 986: Unsupported ioctl 43
              2013-04-05T01:15:45.410Z cpu20:14104)WARNING: CBT: 986: Unsupported ioctl 43
              2013-04-05T01:18:56.099Z cpu19:14104)WARNING: CBT: 986: Unsupported ioctl 43
              2013-04-05T04:02:49.241Z cpu14:14104)WARNING: CBT: 986: Unsupported ioctl 43
              2013-04-05T04:18:29.443Z cpu18:14104)WARNING: CBT: 986: Unsupported ioctl 43
              2013-04-05T06:32:02.619Z cpu13:1273528)WARNING: UserLinux: 1331: unsupported: (void)

              • 4. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                aaronwsmith Hot Shot

                Interesting.  What hardware are you running ESXi 5.1 on?  What is the hardware for this NIC?  Hopefully you verified it is supported under ESXi 5.1: http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

                 

                Also, run these commands to list your installed VIBs and get info on the NIC driver being used.  This may help me determine if you're using an unsupported/outdated driver:

                 

                Check info on NICs and associated driver:

                 

                # esxcli network nic list

                 

                Example from one of our HP ProLiant servers, showing be2net driver being used.  I've edited output for simplicity:

                 

                ~ # esxcli network nic list
                Name     Driver  Link  Speed  Duplex  MTU
                -------  ------  ----  -----  ------  ----
                vmnic0   be2net  Up     6000  Full    1500 
                vmnic1   be2net  Up     6000  Full    1500 
                vmnic10  be2net  Down      0  Half    1500 
                vmnic11  be2net  Down      0  Half    1500 
                vmnic12  be2net  Down      0  Half    1500 
                vmnic13  be2net  Down      0  Half    1500 
                vmnic2   be2net  Down      0  Half    1500 
                vmnic3   be2net  Down      0  Half    1500 
                vmnic4   be2net  Down      0  Half    1500 
                vmnic5   be2net  Down      0  Half    1500 
                vmnic6   be2net  Up     6000  Full    1500 
                vmnic7   be2net  Up     6000  Full    1500 
                vmnic8   be2net  Down      0  Half    1500 
                vmnic9   be2net  Down      0  Half    1500 

                 

                Command to list VIBs installed.  Hopefully you're using a VMwareCertified driver that's compatible with your hardware + ESXi 5.1:

                 

                # esxcli software vib list

                 

                Example from one of our HP ProLiant servers, using a razor-thin custom ESXi 5.1 image:

                 

                ~ # esxcli software vib list

                Name                           Version                             Vendor           Acceptance Level  Install Date

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

                char-hpcru                     5.0.3.09-1OEM.500.0.0.434156        Hewlett-Packard  PartnerSupported  -

                hp-smx-provider                500.03.01.10.2-434156               Hewlett-Packard  VMwareAccepted    -

                hpacucli                       9.20-9.0                            Hewlett-Packard  PartnerSupported  -

                hpbootcfg                      01-01.02                            Hewlett-Packard  PartnerSupported  -

                ehci-ehci-hcd                  1.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                esx-base                       5.1.0-0.9.914609                    VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath  5.1.0-0.0.799733                    VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                esx-xlibs                      5.1.0-0.0.799733                    VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                ipmi-ipmi-devintf              39.1-4vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                ipmi-ipmi-msghandler           39.1-4vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                ipmi-ipmi-si-drv               39.1-4vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                misc-cnic-register             1.1-1vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                misc-drivers                   5.1.0-0.0.799733                    VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                net-be2net                     4.1.255.11-1vmw.510.0.0.799733      VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                net-bnx2                       2.0.15g.v50.11-7vmw.510.0.0.799733  VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                net-nx-nic                     4.0.558-3vmw.510.0.0.799733         VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                scsi-hpsa                      5.0.0-21vmw.510.0.0.799733          VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                scsi-lpfc820                   8.2.3.1-127vmw.510.0.0.799733       VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                uhci-usb-uhci                  1.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                vmware-fdm                     5.1.0-947673                        VMware           VMwareCertified   -

                hpnmi                          2.0.11-434156                       hp               PartnerSupported  -

                • 5. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                  ThijsW Novice

                  We are running HP Proliant DL360 G7's with ESXi 5.1.0, 1021289 (not a custom HP image)..

                   

                  ~ # esxcli network nic list
                  Name    PCI Device     Driver  Link  Speed  Duplex  MAC Address         MTU  Description
                  ------  -------------  ------  ----  -----  ------  -----------------  ----  --------------------------------------------------------------
                  vmnic0  0000:003:00.0  bnx2    Up     1000  Full    6c:3b:e5:b1:93:c8  9000  Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
                  vmnic1  0000:003:00.1  bnx2    Up     1000  Full    6c:3b:e5:b1:93:ca  9000  Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
                  vmnic2  0000:004:00.0  bnx2    Up     1000  Full    6c:3b:e5:b1:93:c0  1500  Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
                  vmnic3  0000:004:00.1  bnx2    Up     1000  Full    6c:3b:e5:b1:93:c2  1500  Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
                  vmnic4  0000:00b:00.0  e1000e  Up     1000  Full    e8:39:35:12:3f:95  1500  Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)
                  vmnic5  0000:00b:00.1  e1000e  Up     1000  Full    e8:39:35:12:3f:94  1500  Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)
                  vmnic6  0000:00c:00.0  e1000e  Down      0  Half    e8:39:35:12:3f:97  1500  Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)
                  vmnic7  0000:00c:00.1  e1000e  Down      0  Half    e8:39:35:12:3f:96  1500  Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)

                   

                  ~ # esxcli software vib list
                  Name                           Version                             Vendor  Acceptance Level  Install Date
                  -----------------------------  ----------------------------------  ------  ----------------  ------------
                  ata-pata-amd                   0.3.10-3vmw.510.0.0.799733          VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ata-pata-atiixp                0.4.6-4vmw.510.0.0.799733           VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ata-pata-cmd64x                0.2.5-3vmw.510.0.0.799733           VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ata-pata-hpt3x2n               0.3.4-3vmw.510.0.0.799733           VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ata-pata-pdc2027x              1.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ata-pata-serverworks           0.4.3-3vmw.510.0.0.799733           VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ata-pata-sil680                0.4.8-3vmw.510.0.0.799733           VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ata-pata-via                   0.3.3-2vmw.510.0.0.799733           VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  block-cciss                    3.6.14-10vmw.510.0.0.799733         VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ehci-ehci-hcd                  1.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  esx-base                       5.1.0-0.10.1021289                  VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-03-19
                  esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath  5.1.0-0.0.799733                    VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  esx-tboot                      5.1.0-0.0.799733                    VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  esx-xlibs                      5.1.0-0.0.799733                    VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  esx-xserver                    5.1.0-0.0.799733                    VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ima-qla4xxx                    2.01.31-1vmw.510.0.0.799733         VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ipmi-ipmi-devintf              39.1-4vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ipmi-ipmi-msghandler           39.1-4vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ipmi-ipmi-si-drv               39.1-4vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  misc-cnic-register             1.1-1vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  misc-drivers                   5.1.0-0.0.799733                    VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-be2net                     4.1.255.11-1vmw.510.0.0.799733      VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-bnx2                       2.0.15g.v50.11-7vmw.510.0.0.799733  VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-bnx2x                      1.61.15.v50.3-1vmw.510.0.0.799733   VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-cnic                       1.10.2j.v50.7-3vmw.510.0.0.799733   VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-e1000                      8.0.3.1-2vmw.510.0.0.799733         VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-e1000e                     1.1.2-3vmw.510.0.0.799733           VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-enic                       1.4.2.15a-1vmw.510.0.0.799733       VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-forcedeth                  0.61-2vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-igb                        2.1.11.1-3vmw.510.0.0.799733        VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-ixgbe                      3.7.13.6iov-10vmw.510.0.0.799733    VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-nx-nic                     4.0.558-3vmw.510.0.0.799733         VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-r8168                      8.013.00-3vmw.510.0.0.799733        VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-r8169                      6.011.00-2vmw.510.0.0.799733        VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-s2io                       2.1.4.13427-3vmw.510.0.0.799733     VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-sky2                       1.20-2vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-tg3                        3.110h.v50.4-4vmw.510.0.0.799733    VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  net-vmxnet3                    1.1.3.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733         VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  ohci-usb-ohci                  1.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  sata-ahci                      3.0-13vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  sata-ata-piix                  2.12-6vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  sata-sata-nv                   3.5-4vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  sata-sata-promise              2.12-3vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  sata-sata-sil24                1.1-1vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  sata-sata-sil                  2.3-4vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  sata-sata-svw                  2.3-3vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-aacraid                   1.1.5.1-9vmw.510.0.0.799733         VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-adp94xx                   1.0.8.12-6vmw.510.0.0.799733        VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-aic79xx                   3.1-5vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-bnx2i                     1.9.1d.v50.1-5vmw.510.0.0.799733    VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-fnic                      1.5.0.3-1vmw.510.0.0.799733         VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-hpsa                      5.0.0-21vmw.510.0.0.799733          VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-ips                       7.12.05-4vmw.510.0.0.799733         VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-lpfc820                   8.2.3.1-127vmw.510.0.0.799733       VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-megaraid-mbox             2.20.5.1-6vmw.510.0.0.799733        VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-megaraid-sas              5.34-4vmw.510.0.0.799733            VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-megaraid2                 2.00.4-9vmw.510.0.0.799733          VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-mpt2sas                   10.00.00.00-5vmw.510.0.0.799733     VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-mptsas                    4.23.01.00-6vmw.510.0.0.799733      VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-mptspi                    4.23.01.00-6vmw.510.0.0.799733      VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-qla2xxx                   902.k1.1-9vmw.510.0.0.799733        VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-qla4xxx                   5.01.03.2-4vmw.510.0.0.799733       VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  scsi-rste                      2.0.2.0088-1vmw.510.0.0.799733      VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  uhci-usb-uhci                  1.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733             VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-19
                  vmware-fdm                     5.1.0-947673                        VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-03-31
                  tools-light                    5.1.0-0.9.914609                    VMware  VMwareCertified   2013-02-28

                   

                  On the affected ESXi host i get this:

                   

                  ~ # esxcli network nic list
                  Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                  ~ # esxcli software vib list
                  Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure

                  • 6. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                    aaronwsmith Hot Shot

                    Okay so the drivers in use then are bnx2 and e1000e, and they are VMware Certified.  And I'm not seeing a newer version of either available from VMware.  Are you configuring any specific settings for either driver?

                     

                    When did you upgrade to ESXi 5.1 build 1021289?  Were you having the same issue on a prior build of ESXi 5.1?

                     

                    This error is definitely of interest when running esxcli: "Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure"

                     

                    This VMware KB came up in a couple different places related to that error, suggesting the hostd process has crashed or is hung:

                    http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002849

                     

                    In particular, I wonder if your hostd process needs to be restarted:

                    http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2030663

                     

                    # /etc/init.d/hostd status
                    Also check the output to /var/log/hostd.log
                    Hard to know yet if the problem is as simple as hostd failing, or if the errors you're seeing related to the NIC indicate a larger problem.
                    • 7. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                      ThijsW Novice

                      Had the same and other issues (purple screens) with previous versions of ESXi 5.1.0. Upgraded to latest version on 16-03-2013.

                      I do not configuring any specific settings for drivers.

                       

                      I've tried severals KBs but nothing seems to work (only a reboot). I have already opened a support ticket with VMware.

                       

                      ~ # /etc/init.d/hostd start
                      hostd is running.
                      ~ # /etc/init.d/vpxa status
                      vpxa is running


                      ~ # tail -f var/log/hostd.log
                      2013-04-09T20:12:44.028Z [4C9A4B90 warning 'UserDirectory'] Group lookup failed for 'MANAGEMENT\ESX Admins'
                      2013-04-09T20:12:46.791Z [4C6EAB90 verbose 'Cimsvc'] Ticket issued for CIMOM version 1.0, user root
                      DJGetComputerDN: 0x80047: 0x995 - Unknown error
                      Stack Trace:
                      DJGetComputerDN: 0x80047: 0x251E - Unknown error
                      Stack Trace:
                      2013-04-09T20:13:00.099Z [4C68BB90 warning 'vim.PerformanceManager'] Basil read workload parameters for d4330b54-7587ac4a are out of range,oIO = 294178 ioSizeBytes = 4114
                      2013-04-09T20:13:00.099Z [4C68BB90 warning 'vim.PerformanceManager'] Basil write workload parameters for d4330b54-7587ac4a are out of range,oIO = 26770 ioSizeBytes = 157
                      2013-04-09T20:13:11.047Z [4C7CCB90 verbose 'DvsManager'] PersistAllDvsInfo called

                       

                      ~ # tail -f var/log/vpxa.log
                      2013-04-08T11:35:18.010Z [7B45EB90 warning 'Default'] Closing Response processing in unexpected state: 3
                      2013-04-08T11:35:18.024Z [7B45EB90 verbose 'commonvpxXml'] [VpxXml] Error fetching /definitions/import/@namespace from /sdk/vimService?wsdl: 503 (Service Unavailable)
                      2013-04-08T11:35:18.024Z [7B45EB90 warning 'Default'] Closing Response processing in unexpected state: 3
                      2013-04-08T11:35:18.024Z [7B45EB90 warning 'hostdcnx'] [VpxaHalCnxHostagent] Could not resolve version for authenticating to host agent
                      2013-04-08T11:35:38.024Z [FFD8BB90 verbose 'hostdcnx'] [VpxaHalCnxHostagent] Creating temporary connect spec: localhost:443
                      2013-04-08T11:35:38.039Z [FFD8BB90 verbose 'commonvpxXml'] [VpxXml] Error fetching /sdk/vimServiceVersions.xml: 503 (Service Unavailable)
                      2013-04-08T11:35:38.039Z [FFD8BB90 warning 'Default'] Closing Response processing in unexpected state: 3
                      2013-04-08T11:35:38.054Z [FFD8BB90 verbose 'commonvpxXml'] [VpxXml] Error fetching /definitions/import/@namespace from /sdk/vimService?wsdl: 503 (Service Unavailable)
                      2013-04-08T11:35:38.054Z [FFD8BB90 warning 'Default'] Closing Response processing in unexpected state: 3
                      2013-04-08T11:35:38.054Z [FFD8BB90 warning 'hostdcnx'] [VpxaHalCnxHostagent] Could not resolve version for authenticating to host agent

                      • 8. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                        aaronwsmith Hot Shot

                        What SPP set are you running on your HP DL360 G7?

                        • 9. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                          ThijsW Novice

                          I don't know. I installed out of the box ESXi.

                          • 10. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                            ThijsW Novice

                            ESXi host crashed today with a PSOD.... host is now working normally and reconnected in vCenter.

                            • 11. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                              aaronwsmith Hot Shot

                              Bittersweet I suppose.  It's working for now, until it happens again.

                               

                              I would check the firmware and BIOS configuration on the server to ensure it's supported for ESXi 5.1.

                               

                              Checking HP's support matrix, your hardware is supported under ESXi 5.1:

                              http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/vmware/supportmatrix/hpvmware.html

                               

                              However, in terms of firmware (the SPP firmware set), HP started supporting ESXi 5.1 as of SPP 2012.08.00:

                              http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/doc/p1822529277/v81463/SPP2012.08.0rev1ReleaseNotes.pdf

                               

                              You could take the easy route and just apply the latest SPP set to the server (SPP 2013.02.0):

                              http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=4091409&spf_p.tpst=swdMain&spf_p.prp_swdMain=wsrp-navigationalState%3Didx%253D%257CswItem%253DMTX_4419f014d3894b13bb0b1c353c%257CswEnvOID%253D4141%257CitemLocale%253D%257CswLang%253D%257Cmode%253D%257Caction%253DdriverDocument&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

                               

                              Here's all the drivers/firmware HP supports for DL360 G7 with ESXi 5.1.  I don't personally use HP selected drivers over VMware Certified drivers, but firmware and BIOS are important to keep in sync:

                              http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdHome/?sp4ts.oid=4091409&spf_p.tpst=swdMain&spf_p.prp_swdMain=wsrp-navigationalState%3DswEnvOID%253D4141%257CswLang%253D%257Caction%253DlistDriver&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

                               

                              Also would run diagnostics via HP Smart Start 8.70 to see if any hardware tests fail.  We generally run all tests (except HDD tests because they are very time consuming) for 3 - 4 days to ensure it holds up without error before deploying ESXi on the hardware.

                              • 12. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                                ThijsW Novice

                                Updated today one ESXi host with SPP 2013.02.0. Hopefully this resolve the issues.

                                • 13. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                                  WizChip1 Lurker

                                  I don't understand the cause that would do this in the first place but here is the ARTICLE from VMWare.

                                   

                                  Link

                                   

                                  Sorry, I guess VMware don't like to have links to their own site posted here.  Guess you will have to go hunt.

                                   

                                  Hint:  2056181 is the Article ID in the Knowledge Base

                                  • 14. Re: ESXi 5.1 - Connect to localhost failed: Connection failure
                                    kellogstri Novice

                                    Hi,

                                     

                                    Do you happen to use Veeam Backup and Replication or/and with Veeam One combination?

                                     

                                    We are using above Veeam product and we are suspecting it is the caused of this issue

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