2.4.2 suddenly started to completely HANG on 2 ESXi6 hosts



  • It was running fine for years. Never had a lockup/freeze like these. Yesterday it was 4 times.
    No pinging and the Console was completely frozen without any error/warning messages showing. Had to hard-poweroff the vm and start it again.
    Both ESXI hosts are running dozens of other VMs without any problems.

    Version 2.4.2-RELEASE-p1 (amd64)
    built on Tue Dec 12 13:45:26 CST 2017
    FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p6

    The system is on the latest version.
    Version information updated at Fri Mar 2 15:13:53 BRT 2018 
    CPU Type Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2667 v2 @ 3.30GHz
    6 CPUs: 6 package(s)
    AES-NI CPU Crypto: Yes (active)
    Hardware crypto AES-CBC,AES-XTS,AES-GCM,AES-ICM
    4GB of RAM

    Two VMXNET3 ethernet interfaces, some vlans.. VM version 11

    squid+squidguard+pfblocker+radius+captive portal.. no traffic shapping, no HA

    some tunables:
    net.inet.tcp.recvspace 65228
    net.inet.tcp.sendspace 65228
    kern.ipc.maxsockbuf 8388608
    kern.ipc.somaxconn 128
    net.inet.ip.intr_queue_maxlen 8000
    vfs.read_max 2048
    net.route.netisr_maxqlen 4096
    net.inet.ip.redirect 1
    kern.ipc.nmbclusters 262144

    any ideas?



  • is this normal?
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.112] [ message] [vmsvc] Log caching is enabled with maxCacheEntries=4096.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.133] [ message] [vmsvc] Core dump limit set to -1
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.161] [ message] [vmsvc] Log caching is enabled with maxCacheEntries=4096.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.162] [ message] [vmsvc] Core dump limit set to -1
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.162] [ message] [vmtoolsd] Tools Version: 10.1.10.63510 (build-6082533)
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.207] [ message] [vmsvc] Cannot load message catalog for domain 'hgfsServer', language 'C', catalog dir '/usr/local/share/open-vm-tools'.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.207] [ message] [vmtoolsd] Plugin 'hgfsServer' initialized.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.207] [ message] [vmsvc] Cannot load message catalog for domain 'vix', language 'C', catalog dir '/usr/local/share/open-vm-tools'.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.207] [ message] [vmtoolsd] Plugin 'vix' initialized.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.207] [ message] [vmsvc] Cannot load message catalog for domain 'deployPkg', language 'C', catalog dir '/usr/local/share/open-vm-tools'.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.207] [ message] [vmtoolsd] Plugin 'deployPkg' initialized.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.207] [ message] [vmsvc] Cannot load message catalog for domain 'guestInfo', language 'C', catalog dir '/usr/local/share/open-vm-tools'.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.208] [ message] [vmtoolsd] Plugin 'guestInfo' initialized.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.208] [ message] [vmsvc] Cannot load message catalog for domain 'powerops', language 'C', catalog dir '/usr/local/share/open-vm-tools'.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.208] [ message] [vmtoolsd] Plugin 'powerops' initialized.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.208] [ message] [vmsvc] Cannot load message catalog for domain 'timeSync', language 'C', catalog dir '/usr/local/share/open-vm-tools'.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.208] [ message] [vmtoolsd] Plugin 'timeSync' initialized.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.208] [ message] [vmsvc] Cannot load message catalog for domain 'vmbackup', language 'C', catalog dir '/usr/local/share/open-vm-tools'.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.208] [ message] [vmtoolsd] Plugin 'vmbackup' initialized.
    [Mar 02 15:13:48.212] [ message] [vix] VixTools_ProcessVixCommand: command 62
    [Mar 02 15:14:18.212] [ warning] [guestinfo] GuestInfoSendNicInfoXdr: update failed: request "SetGuestInfo  10 ", reply "Invalid guest information type.".



  • I've never seen those messages before.  Been running pfSense on ESXI since 4.1.  Currently on 6.5.




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