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ESX host writes failure message in the VMkernel log file every 2 minutes (1004499)
- After installing ESX 3.5, ESX 3.5 Update 1, or ESX 3.5 Update 2, the following message is logged in /var/log/vmkernel every 2 minutes:
FileIO failed with 0x0xbad0006
- You may see 0xbad0006 and bad0006 as message snippets in the log file.
- These messages do not affect the performance of the system.
This issue is solved in ESX 3.5 Update 3 . For more information on ESX 3.5 Update 3, see the Update 3 documentation.
To workaround this issue and remove the message, you can reduce the level of logging.
Caution: VMware does not recommend reducing logging as it may make it impossible to properly troubleshoot potential future issues.
Add the following line to /etc/vmware/logfilters:
Run the command:
killall -HUP vmklogger
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