ESXi 4.1 Host crashes when GUEST OS is close to completeing large file transfer to a physical machine
Posted on 2011-04-22
Transferring completed torrents from a Windows 7 machine (1 of the guest VMs on the ESX box) to another win7 box (physical) esx "crashes".
There is nothing to indicate an error on the ESX screen, no PSOD, no kernal panic...just....dies... cannot plug in a keyboard to troubleshoot - as it doesnt detect, cannot ping any of the vms hosted by the box, cannot ping the box.. and it just shows what it always does on the main screen..
usually happens just after, or when the file transfer is close to completion (typically large files)
When ESX dies, vSphere disconnects (i can actually watch the file transfer via console view right up till the crash), and obviously because i cannot ping (ip or hostname) any of the vms and vsphere will not reconnect, i can not RDP to any of the guest os's either (one of which hosts DHCP, DNS, AD, etc, etc)
bounce ESX and everything is back to normal, until it comes time to transfer files again... :(
any suggestions? any logs i can look into? - without getting support from vmware?