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Compute nodes running VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 2 may encounter long reboot times or storage path errors during boot

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Applies to

  • VMware vSphere ESXi 7.0, Update 2
  • NetApp HCI compute nodes


After updating to or installing VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 2 either or both behaviors may manifest when the BMC virtual console is open during boot:

  • ESXi boot times increase significantly
  • The ESXi boot log reflects storage path claiming issues during the storage initialization phase. For example:
    2021-09-27T15:12:24.108Z cpu54:2097580)vmw_psp_fixed: psp_fixedSelectPathToActivateInt:439: Switching to preferred path vmhba32:C0:T0:L2 in STANDBY state for device mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L2.
    2021-09-27T15:12:24.108Z cpu54:2097580)WARNING: vmw_psp_fixed: psp_fixedSelectPathToActivateInt:464: Selected current STANDBY path vmhba32:C0:T0:L2 for device mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L2 to activate. This may lead to path thrashing.


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