VM Console freezes after a minute of inactivity



  • Hi

    I have pfSense 2.3.3-1 AMD64 running on VMWARE ESX 5.5u3. It is installed according to this KB https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/PfSense_on_VMware_vSphere_/_ESXi

    The firewall performs great but the vmware console stops responding to input after about 2 minutes of inactivity.

    The https interface works fine and so does SSH access into the firewall. Just the virtual console in vmware is impacted.

    The only way I can get back to the virtual console is to reboot the firewall which is a bit of a pain.

    Any ideas?



  • Can you update to ESXi 6.5?

    I can't say for sure that this is the problem but it may better support FreeBSD 10.3, on which pfSense is based.



  • @linuxjunkie:

    Hi

    I have pfSense 2.3.3-1 AMD64 running on VMWARE ESX 5.5u3. It is installed according to this KB https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/PfSense_on_VMware_vSphere_/_ESXi

    The firewall performs great but the vmware console stops responding to input after about 2 minutes of inactivity.

    The https interface works fine and so does SSH access into the firewall. Just the virtual console in vmware is impacted.

    The only way I can get back to the virtual console is to reboot the firewall which is a bit of a pain.

    Any ideas?

    Does this issue impact any other VMs on the same host?  I'm running pfSense 2.3.x on several ESXi hosts, from ESXi 6.5 down to ESXi 5.0 and have never seen this.


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