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VMs running on ESXi 5.5 with vShield endpoint activated fails during snapshot operations (2095445)

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  • Virtual machines become unresponsive after snapshot operations (creation and consolidation).
  • vShield endpoint drivers like vnetflt, vsepflt are used within the virtual machine.
  • The virtual machines are running on ESXi 5.5.
  • Depending on the CPU count the virtual machine can still be pingable.
  • In the vmware.log file, located in the virtual machine directory, you see entries similar to:

    yyyy-mm-ddT17:06:22.229Z| vcpu-0| I120: SnapshotVMXConsolidateOnlineCB: Done with consolidate
    yyyy-mm-ddT17:06:22.971Z| vcpu-0| I120: HBACommon: First write on scsi0:0.fileName='/vmfs/volumes/53709790-4c584e6f-ff60-00215e118094/testvm/testvm.vmdk'
    yyyy-mm-ddT17:06:31.108Z| vmx| I120: GuestRpcSendTimedOut: message to toolbox-dnd timed out.
    yyyy-mm-ddT17:07:20.863Z| vcpu-1| I120: Guest: vsep: AUDIT: VFileAuditSvmConnectivity : Lost connectivity to SVM, irpStatus: 0xc0000001

    Note: The preceding log excerpts are only examples. Date, time, and environmental variables may vary depending on your environment.  


 This issue occurs when the vShield driver within the virtual machine loses connectivity with the ESXi after a snapshot operation.


For more information, see VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201501001 (2099265).

Note: After the patch is applied to the ESXi 5.5 host, ensure to upgrade the VMware Tools in the virtual machines.

Alternatively, to work around this issue if you are unable to install the Patch Release, vMotion the virtual machine to another host. If vMotion is not possible, suspend and resume the virtual machine.

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