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ESXi Server stops processing network traffic issue

zakali
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Every once in a while, the EXSi 4.0.0 build 208167 server stops processing network traffic and has to be manually power cycled. When it comes back up, it does a file-system check that takes over an hour. We have been researching this issue and see that others report it. We don't know what we can tweak in the setup to stop this behavior. We'll appreciate any help we can get regarding this issue.
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I suggest that you check the Host's Hard Drives as an initial measure.

Please post the screen-shots (In PNG Format) of the below mentioned console once you have logged in using vSphere Client.

Summary -> Configuration -> Networking &
Summary -> Configuration -> Network Adapters

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Networking and NIC configuration screens as requested.
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There is a U2 update for ESXi 4.0 - it has some fixes for network hardware, try that. It only came out on the 10th June so is relatively new.
Only found it out after a new box PSOD'd (Purple Screen of Death - at least they chose a more urgent color than blue! :) )
On what Server Hardware are you running this ?
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It would be wise to update that ESXi 4.0 install as there is now build 256968, possibly even more recent than that as I haven't patched in a while. Equally as important, update the NIC F/W if possible. For HP servers, use the HP F/W Update CD and for Dell use the Dell Systems Management DVD and SUU repository DVD. NIC F/W updates have fixed a lot of strange stuff for me over the years.

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Dell R410.

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Out of interest how many NIC's are in the machine, does it have high periods of network traffic and are you using iSCSI for anything?