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ESXi 6.0 hosts become unresponsive when joined to an AD domain (2145611)

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  • When joined to an Active Directory (AD), ESXi host becomes unresponsive. 
  • ESXi hosts show as Not Responding in vCenter Server.
  • The DCUI menu is slow to respond.
  • Enabling services such as ESXi Shell or SSH may fail.
  • In the /var/log/vmkernel.log file, you see entries similar to:

    ALERT: hostd detected to be non-responsive WARNING: UserParam: 1301: could not change group to <host/vim/vmvisor/hostd-probe>: Admission check failed for memory resource WARNING: LinuxFileDesc: 5637: Unrecoverable exec failure: Failure during exec while original state already lost

    Note: The preceding log excerpts are only examples. Date, time, and environmental variables may vary depending on your environment.
  • The ESXi hosts which are affected are all joined to Active Directory (AD) for Authentication Services.


This issue is resolved in VMware ESXi 6.0 Patch Release ESXi600-201608001 available at VMware Patch Downloads.
For more information, see:


 ATS miscompare issue, esxi host not responding in vCenter server, multiple host disconnecting at random intervals

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Update History

08/05/2016 - Added ESXi 6.0 fix

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