Esxi 6 update 2 no stats reported under monitoring

  • Intel NUC NUC6i3SYH, using vlans and TL-SG108E as the switch on esxi 6 update 2 shows no stats for anything under monitoring.  Everything reports 0.  Using vxnet3 nics.  I have installed esxi 5.5 update 3 on the same hardware and everything works.  I confirmed this behavior on both 2.3.2 and 2.2 pfsense.

    It's pretty apparent it's an esxi 6 u3 problem to me, but would welcome suggestions.


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    What shows 0 under monitoring exactly?

    Like your traffic - see attached.  And what specific build are you running?  You say update 2, then you say update 3.. Update 3 is not even out?

    So current build is 4192238, and was release 2016-08-04, update 2 which was released on 2016-03-15 is build 3620759  What specific build are you running??

    As you can see I am running current build - and I am seeing traffic and everything else in monitoring..

  • Sorry for the confusion and thank you for the response.  I was using both 5.5 u3 and 6.0 u2 so simply swapped those.

    I am using build 3620759.

    I have attached an image that shows where it was working previously on my old esx server, and now after migrating the vm to a different machine on 6.0u2 it wasn't working.

    However, it started working several hours later.  Which is baffling.

    I am wondering if there is something with openvmtools or something.

    Basically it shows 0 for everything for hours, cpu, memory, latency, packets.  And then suddenly started reporting.

  • Seems to happen on reboot of the vm as well.

    I attached a screen shot, I am guessing some hours from now it will magically start reporting again.

    The VM is connected to a portgroup 4095(all) The portgroup is set to promiscuous mode.  The pfsense vm does the tagging for 3 vlans 10,20,30.  2 WANs, 1 LAN.  All cpu cores exposed, 2GB ram, 8GB of ssd disk.

  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    Your actually quite behind for build numbers, the current build is 4510822, which is 3 newer than what your running.

    I have been running pfsense on esxi for many years and have never seen such an issue.  But then again your issue has ZERO to do be it the pfsense was virtual or on hardware.

    You should create your thread in different area, maybe the general area..  What your seeing has zero to do with system being vm or not.