my virtual machine ESXI regularly crashes on every linux. I've tried also debian and centos. The same problem. Machine hangs and starting consuming lots of cpu.

I'm running ESXI on Dell T110 with Intel Xeon, SAS HDD and 8GB of RAM.

Here is screenshot from machine state after crash.

Crash image link

  • version of esxi? versions of debian/centos? version of vmware tools installed on the vm? Are you running open-vm-tools from the repositories or installing the vmware-tools from vmware? – natxo asenjo Sep 3 '17 at 20:10
  • Esxi 6.5, debian 9.0.0, no vmware-tools. Maybe that's the reason? – Wojtokuba Sep 3 '17 at 20:49
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    try installing the open-vm-tools, the crash is related to the vmxnet3 driver. – natxo asenjo Sep 4 '17 at 5:52
  • Vm tools installed. Same problem – Wojtokuba Sep 4 '17 at 7:21
  • there is a thread in the debian lists about this, but I cannot see a solution: lists.debian.org/debian-user/2017/07/threads.html#00173 – natxo asenjo Sep 4 '17 at 11:51

I changed the adapter type from vmxnet3 to E1000e and the problem went away on Debian 9, ESXi 6.5, Dell Poweredge t310.

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