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Unable to reconfigure two vNICs simultaneously by invoking reconfigVM_Task() API (2114609)

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Symptoms

  • Reconfiguring two vNICs using ExtraConfig property simultaneously by invoking reconfigVM_Task()API fails.
  • This issue is seen to occur while using, but is not restricted to, Trend Micro’s Deep Security software.

Cause

Consider an example that the reconfigVM_Task() API is invoked with inputs for two vNICs and two key/value pair in Extraconfig property with edit operation. In this API call, ESXi 5.1 calls vNIC connect/disconnect once. In ESXi 5.5, vNIC connect/disconnect is called twice causing the virtual machine network to disconnect.

For example:

/* For vNIC 0 and vNIC 1 */
OptionValue filterName1 = new OptionValue();
filterName1.setKey("interface0.filter.name"));
filterName1.setValue("asa_filter");
newExtraConfig.add(filterName1);

OptionValue filterName2 = new OptionValue();
filterName2.setKey("interface1.filter.name"));
filterName2.setValue("dsa_filter");
newExtraConfig.add(filterName2);

/* Reconfigure VM */
VirtualMachineConfigSpec bindingSpec = new VirtualMachineConfigSpec();
bindingSpec.getExtraConfig().addAll(newExtraConfig);
call reconfigVM_task(bindingspec) as task object and monitor the operation.
 
Note: Trend Micro's Deep Security software results in network drop on the virtual machine having two vNICs.

Resolution

This issue is resolved in ESXi 5.5 Patch Release ESXi550-201608401-BG, available at VMware Patch Downloads. For more information on downloading patch, see How to download patches in MyVMware (1021623).

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