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VMware hostd service become unresponsive with ESXi 6.7 update 3

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Applies to

VMware 6.7 update 3


  • ESXI host show unresponsive in vCenter
  • hostd service intermittently becomes unresponsive
  • VMkernel log will see alerts the following:

2020-11-03T22:05:00.557Z cpu2:2179102)ALERT: hostd detected to be non-responsive

  • You may observe the following entries preceding the hostd detected to be non-responsive.

 2020-11-03T21:30:38.333Z cpu7:2098766 opID=b3d57165)FS3J: 3146: Aborting txn (0x430aa50d2890) callerID: 0xc1d00002 due to failure pre-committing: Optimistic lock acquired by another host.  
  2020-11-03T21:33:40.220Z cpu7:2097782)DVFilter: 6054: Checking disconnected filters for timeouts
  2020-11-03T21:34:53.733Z cpu6:2202506)DLX: 4330: vol 'datastore', lock at 188628992: [Req mode 1] Checking liveness:
  2020-11-03T21:34:53.733Z cpu6:2202506)[type 10c00002 offset 188628992 v 4266, hb offset 3346432 gen 7313, mode 1, owner 5fa01ff9-a25c7506-a069-00108682abde mtime 544318 num 0 gblnum 0 gblgen 0 gblbrk 0]


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