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How to configure an HCI compute node to reboot automatically after hanging on the purple diagnostic screen

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Applies to

  • NetApp HCI
  • H Series compute nodes
  • ESXi

Description

When an ESXi host hangs under certain conditions (e.g., a bad memory DIMM), its default behavior is to remain on the purple diagnostic screen with no automatic reboot.

Manual intervention (typically, a reboot) is then needed in order to return the node to service.

This article describes how to configure an HCI compute node to automatically reboot after a specified period should the node hang.

 

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