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ESXi host crash after a storage array controller reboot

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Applies to

  • E-Series storage array
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 U3


A user might experience an ESXi server panic and enter the Purple Screen of Death (PSOD) after a storage array controller reboot.

Upon PSOD the user will notice that their host is in a disconnected state within vCenter (if applicable). If using a standalone host, the server will be unresponsive, will not respond to packet pings and the web client displays "This site can't be reached" messages.


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