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ESXi host takes a very long time to boot and is stuck on "vmw_vaaip_netapp loaded successfully"

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Applies to

  • ONTAP SAN storage
  • Cisco MDS FC switches
  • ESXi 7.0


  • ESXi 7.0 hosts gets stuck for hours upon restart on vmw_vaaip_netapp loaded successfully
  • A shutdown of the ESXi host takes 24 hours
  • The /var/log/boot and /var/run/log/vmkernel.log show clear path timeout issues
  • APD and PDL appear in the vmkernel logs during boot and shutdown
  • Rescanning devices times out
  • Unable to properly unmount datastores and unmount LUN's (timeout)


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