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Using objtool on a vSAN witness host might cause an ESXi host to fail with a Purple Screen Of Death (2150396)

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Symptoms

If you use objtool on a Witness Node, it performs an ioctl call which leads to a NULL pointer dereference in the ESXi host and the host crashes.

Resolution

This issue is resolved in vSAN 6.0 Patch Release ESXi600-201706001, available at VMware Patch Downloads. For more information on downloading patch, see How to download patches in MyVMware (1021623).

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