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ESXi 6.0 Update 2 host fails with a PSOD error mentioning Vmxnet3VMKDevRxWithLock (2144968)

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Symptoms

  • The ESXi 6.0 Update 2 host fails with a purple diagnostic screen.
  • You see the backtrace:

    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]PanicvPanicInt@vmkernel#nover+0x37e
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]Panic_NoSaveNoReturn@vmkernel#nover+0x4d
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]Int6_UD2Assert@vmkernel#nover+0x12c
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]gate_entry_@vmkernel#nover+0x0
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]Vmxnet3VMKDevRxWithLock@vmkernel#nover+0x1f2f
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]Vmxnet3VMKDevRx@vmkernel#nover+0x2df
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]IOChain_Resume@vmkernel#nover+0x210
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]PortOutput@vmkernel#nover+0xae
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]EtherswitchForwardLeafPortsQuick@<None>#<None>+0x136
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]EtherswitchPortDispatch@<None>#<None>+0x5ec
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]Port_InputResume@vmkernel#nover+0x17b
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]Net_AcceptRxList@vmkernel#nover+0x115  
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]NetPollWorldCallback@vmkernel#nover+0x12f
    0xhhhhhhhhhhhh:[0xhhhhhhhhhhhh]CpuSched_StartWorld@vmkernel#nover+0xa2 


  • The virtual machines have Large Receive Offload (LRO) for VMXNET3 NICs enabled.
  • The virtual machine is running on hardware version 11.

Resolution

This is a known issue affecting ESXi 6.0 Update 2.

This issue is resolved in VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201605001. For more information, see VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch Release ESXi600-201605001 (2136186).

To work around this issue, use one of these options:

Tags

PSOD LRO, VMXNET3 Vmxnet3VMKDevRxWithLock, Vmxnet3VMKDevRx bnx2x 6.0 U2 Update 2 

See Also

Update History

05/12/2016 - Added fixed information.

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