2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2020 2:43 PM by russsa

    Intermitted freeze of 6.7.0U3 ESXI host

    mrwee Lurker



      Having build a new lab server with:

      Gigabyte C246M-WU4 Motherboard

      128GB Corsair RAM

      Intel Xeon E-2176G CPU

      Samsung 970 PRO NVMe SSD

      Fresh install of ESXI 6.7.0 Update 3 (free version)


      I often experience that the host completely freezes with the black/white screen also frozen. No VM's are running, no ping/login to host. Num Lock doesn't work. F2 doesn't work. Everything has freezed.

      I know that only the chipset + CPU are on the compatbility list, but I figured that if ESXI could run off an old HP laptop, then why not this machine.


      Any suggestions to, how to find the root cause of the freezes? I'd really hate having to change to virtualbox

        • 1. Re: Intermitted freeze of 6.7.0U3 ESXI host
          mrwee Lurker

          Still struggling with this problem. Have checked all the hardware, but ESXI still completely freezes/stops. Can't F2/Alt-F2 on the console. No log entries at the time the freeze occurs. Is there any way I can troubleshoot this with ESXI? Read that a serial port connection might be used?

          • 2. Re: Intermitted freeze of 6.7.0U3 ESXI host
            russsa Lurker

            I have been having the same problem. Have tried many things. I don't have a confirmed solution yet, but someone on reddit recently told me they were seeing th esame issue when they had any networks using the vmxnet3 adapter. Try changing it maybe? I changed mine and can update in a few days if the hard locking stopped. Best of luck.