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  • VM cannot be killed when hangs after connect with ESXi host cd-rom drive ?

    Hi All,

    I'm having problem in my VMware ESXi environment which can be described as follows:

    Version: ESXi 4.0u1
    Host Hardware: Dell Power Edge 2950-III and Dell Power Edge R200
    Affected VM: Windows XP VM and Ubuntu Server Linux 64 bit
    Solution: restart the whole ESXi host since the VM cannot be "kill -9 PID" from SSH console and "services.sh restart" option doesn't help much and then followed by delete and re-add into inventory again.

    it occurs whenever I tried to connect the CD-Rom drive from the VM Edit settings menu andthen it hangs when I select the host device ?
    there were nothing in the host cd-rom drive.

    is this a bug or something that can be explained ? restarting the whole ESXi host is the only way to do here since VMotion is not enabled in my current license scheme.

    It would be great if someone can share your experience here.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: VM cannot be killed when hangs after connect with ESXi host cd-rom drive ?

    For how long does it hang?
    What if you use an ISO or your client device?
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
    Netherlands
    http://www.phetios.com
    http://blog.nessus.nl

    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
    "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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    • #3
      Re: VM cannot be killed when hangs after connect with ESXi host cd-rom drive ?

      Originally posted by Dumber View Post
      For how long does it hang?
      What if you use an ISO or your client device?
      more than 10 minutes it can't be cancelled or anything.
      well i haven't tried that but i suppose it works with any other host and VMs only host cd-rom that sometimes hangs.

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      • #4
        Re: VM cannot be killed when hangs after connect with ESXi host cd-rom drive ?

        Are you sure the CD-rom drive isn't faulty or the media itself maybe?
        Personally I'd never use the host CD-rom drive
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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        • #5
          Re: VM cannot be killed when hangs after connect with ESXi host cd-rom drive ?

          Originally posted by Dumber View Post
          Are you sure the CD-rom drive isn't faulty or the media itself maybe?
          Personally I'd never use the host CD-rom drive
          no it isn't all is working well.
          from now on yes i'll be avoiding that method (-_-)"

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