Benign Logging for System Peripheral Devices (PCI Class Code 0x0880) on IBM x3550 Servers (10141)
On IBM x3550 Servers, a warning message is logged in /var/log/vmkernel and /var/log/vmkwarning
for devices with PCI class code 0x0880 (system peripheral devices). The warning message looks simiar to:
CPU0:1024:PCI: 1655: failed for <pci_bus_address>
To determine if the device in the warning is of PCI class code 0x0880, run the following command:
lspci -H1 -M -vn | grep 0880
If the first field in the output matches the bus address from the warning message, the warning message can be safely ignored.
These warnings do not indicate a problem and are no longer logged in ESX Server 3.0.2 and higher versions.