VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 2 is out

VMware released ESXi 6.0 Update 2 on March 15th 2016. This release has a couple important bug fixes for ESXi hosts.

ESXi 6.0 Update 2

  • Hostd stops responding when esxcli commands are executed using PowerCLI

 

  • ESXi host experiences a purple diagnostic screen with multiple Correctable Machine Check Interrupt (CMCI) messages
    • The purple screen will show something similar to:
      PCPU : no heartbeat (2/2 IPIs received)
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]MCEReapMCABanks@vmkernel#nover+0x195
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]MCEHandleCMCI@vmkernel#nover+0xb4
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]IRQ_DoInterrupt@vmkernel#nover+0x33e
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]IDT_IntrHandler@vmkernel#nover+0x12b 0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]gate_entry@vmkernel#nover+0x64
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]LFQueue_Dequeue@vmkernel#nover+0x59
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]MCEBottomHalf@vmkernel#nover+0x39
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]BH_DrainAndDisableInterrupts@vmkernel#nover+0xf3
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]VMMVMKCall_Call@vmkernel#nover+0x2c6

  • ESXi host with Netflow function enabled in VXLAN environment might fail with a purple diagnostic screen
    • The purple screen will show something similar to:
      @BlueScreen: PANIC bora/vmkernel/main/dlmalloc.c:4923 - Usage error in dlmalloc
      PTEs:0xnnnnnnnn;0xnnnnnnnn;0x0;
      0xnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnn]PanicvPanicInt@vmkernel#nover+0x37e
      ....
      ....
      0xnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnn]Net_AcceptRxList@vmkernel#nover+0x115

 

  • Hostd logs flooded with error message multiple times in quick succession
    • The following VSI messages have been resolved:
      Failed to get vsi stat set: Sysinfo error on operation returned status : Not found. Please see the VMkernel log for detailed error information.

 

  • Hostd randomly stops responding on hosts with 3D acceleration
    hostd.log might show something similar to:
    Crash Report build=2809209
    Signal 11 received, si_code 1, si_errno 0
    Bad access at 34
    eip 0xnnnnnnn esp 0xnnnnnnnn ebp 0xnnnnnnnn
    eax 0xnnnnnnnn ebx 0xnnnnnnn ecx 0x47 edx 0x0 esi 0x30 edi 0xnnnnnnnn

The full list of fixes and known issues can be found in the release notes for VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 2

3 Comments|Add your own comment below

  1. Had issues upgrading our two vcenter. First one we had to disable the syslog server and replace XML file before everything was back in operational status.

    On second vcenter we actually had to revert to the prior snapshot because of numerous issues installing components. In testing, we had to stop all VC services and then install components manually. Ended up taking logs and sending back to Tier 1 so they can develop plan of action.

    Tech informed me that lots of things have changed and he had not tested on this version.

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