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Seeing nblade.execsOverLimit for ESXi host running 7.0u1 or higher

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.8 or later
  • VMware vSphere ESXi 7.0U1, 7.0U2,8.0


  • After modifying MaxQueueDepth to 128 from Advanced System settings in VMware vSphere Client, EMS still reports nblade.execsOverLimit errors which point out IP address for ESXi hosts.
  • Errors observed in VMWare logs:

SunRPC: 4727: Socket space full. rpc queued. 0xed73346a
WARNING: NFS: 5015: NFS volume volume1 performance has deteriorated. I/O latency increased from average value of 3352(us) to 109867(us).
NFS: 4971: NFS volume volume1 performance has improved. I/O latency reduced from 109867(us) to 21955(us).


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