VMware URB Timeout Alert

Running a stand alone host with ESXi 5.1U1 on local storage.

I keep getting the following warning message every few days:

EventInfo :Issue detected on in Company Data Center: URB timed out - USB device may not respond (2013-10-04T19:33:26.272Z cpu5:8656)

EventType : warning

This is not a VMware issue. Contact your hardware vendor to determine why the USB errors are occurring.

To workaround this issue power off the system with ESXi on a USB drive and restart after 20 seconds. The warning message does not appear during reboots after the system is shut down completely.

There are no USB devices plugged into the ESXi host and I am not running ESXi from a USB device.

Does my ESXi host just need a reboot?
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would escalate this error message to your Server Vendor and/or VMware Support.

Have you update all your firmware on your server, to the latest?

the following article suggests, Power Down the Server, wait 20 seconds, and the errors should stop.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.