PFSense on Esxi Host Shutsdown

  • Good day

    I hope someone can assist me that encountered this before.

    We are running the new HP Cube Gen 10 Hardware with Esxi installed for the host. We have PFSense installed as a VM on the Esxi Host

    Now this is working 100%. .Until recently..

    Every now and again, very random and sometimes multiple times in a day, Pfsense just goes down. In the System logs I see:

    Date:Time : shutdown    power-down by root:
    Date:Time : syslogd        existing on signal 15

    Now I must mention - we do have some issues getting on the ESXI web interface so we do not really have visibility on the Esxi host yet.. :) I know this would have helped. We used to run Pfsense on a normal physicall server and we never had this issue. Now on the Esxi we have this.

    So I suspect the esxi host is somehow shutting down the FW? But why?

    Any ideas?

    Thank you in advance

  • I've been running pfSense on ESXi for many years and I've never seen anything like that.  Perhaps the ESXi host is rebooting and you have it configured to do a guest shutdown on your VMs?

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