vMotion stuck at "Migrating the active state of virtual machine"

Submitted by cliff on Mon, 04/11/2019 - 10:49

In some situations when using veeam or doing manual vmotion migrations, it can happen that the migration gets stuck.

Usually this state occurs when the source esxi and destination esxi are having some kind of communication issue. The fix is the following:

  • Start SSH on both source and destination ESXi.
  • restart vxpa and hostd on the destination machine:
/etc/init.d/hostd restart
/etc/init.d/vpxa restart

If the process continues or errors you are done, if not,

VMWare ESXi 6.5 on HP DL380G8: sfcbd crashing a lot

Submitted by cliff on Fri, 06/04/2018 - 16:50

Running VMWare ESXi 6.5U1 on a HP DL380 G8 with the HPE Custom Image ? And getting the error message: An application (/sbin/sfcbd) running on esxi host has crashed ?

Disable the vmw_hpe-smx-provider wbem provider. Get into the ESXi CLI and do the following:

esxcli system wbem provider set -e false -n vmw_hpe-smx-provider