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Oops: Exception 14 in world – ESXi 5.1

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/08/10

Need to figure out if VMware KB: VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-Update02: ESXi 5.1 Complete Update 2 indeed solved the issue below as it seems to beVMware KB: VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx:

VMware ESXi 5.1.0 [Releasebuild-1065491 x86_64]
Exception 14 in world 8194:idle2 IP 0x418017779c226 addr 0x0
...
PTEs:0xnnnnnnnn;0xnnnnnnnn;0x0;
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]E1000PollRxRing@vmkernel#nover+ 0xdb9 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]E1000DevRx@vmkernel#nover+0x18a stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]IOChain_Resume@vmkernel#nover+0x247 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]PortOutput@vmkernel#nover+0xe3 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]EtherswitchForwardLeafPortsQuick@#+0xd6 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]EtherswitchPortDispatch@#+0x13bb stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]Port_InputResume@vmkernel#nover+0x146 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]Port_Input_Committed@vmkernel#nover+0x29 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]E1000DevAsyncTx@vmkernel#nover+0x190 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]NetWorldletPerVMCB@vmkernel#nover+0xae stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn
0xnnnnnnnnnnnn:[0xnnnnnnnnnnnn]WorldletProcessQueue@vmkernel#nover+0x486 stack: 0xnnnnnnnnnnnn 
Debugger waiting(world 8194) -- no port for remote debugger. "Escape" for local debugger.

Exception 14 in world

Exception 14 in world

The patch script:

#!/bin/sh
# profile patches are cumulative: http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2013/10/are-esxi-patches-cumulative.html
# favour update over install: http://www.v-front.de/2013/05/quickest-way-to-update-your-standalone.html
esxcli network firewall ruleset list | grep httpClient
# Enable http:
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
# List updates:
esxcli software sources profile list –depot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml
# Only relevant updates:
esxcli software sources profile list –depot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml | sort | grep -w standard | grep "ESXi-5.1.0-20"
# Patch matrix in spreadsheet format: http://vibmatrix.v-front.de
# Update 1:
# esxcli software profile update –depot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml –profile ESXi-5.1.0-20130402001-standard
# Update 2:
# esxcli software profile update –depot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml –profile ESXi-5.1.0-20140102001-standard
# Latest (as of 20150802):
esxcli software profile update –depot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml –profile ESXi-5.1.0-20150304001-standard
# Disable http
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient
#
# esxcli software profile update –depot=<depot_location> –profile=<profile_name>
#
# http://vninja.net/vmware-2/quick-dirty-esxi-5-1u1-upgrade/
# QUICK AND DIRTY ESXI 5.1U1 UPGRADE
#
# http://nieto-windows.blogspot.com/2014/11/easy-esxi-patching.html
# Easy Esxi patching
#
# Patches are cumulative; http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2020972
# http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2020972
#
# https://www.virten.net/vmware/vmware-esxi-image-profiles/
# VMware ESXi Image Profiles
# Example – ESXi 5.5 Patch 2 contains 4 Image Profiles:
# – ESXi-5.5.0-20140704001-standard – Contains all patches
# – ESXi-5.5.0-20140704001-no-tools – Contains all patches but no VMware Tools
# – ESXi-5.5.0-20140701001s-standard – Contains security patches only
# – ESXi-5.5.0-20140701001s-no-tools – Contains security patches only and no VMware Tools
#
# Installing patches on an ESXi 5.x/6.x host from the command line (2008939); http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2008939
#
# https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-esxi-51u1-release-notes.html
# VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 Release Notes; VMware ESXi 5.1 Update1 | 25 APR 2013 | Build 1065491
# VMware ESXi 5.1 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.1.0-20130402001-standard (2041635); http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2041635
# VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-Update01: VMware ESXi 5.1 Complete Update 1 (2041632); http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2041632
# https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-esxi-51u2-release-notes.html
# VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 2 Release Notes; VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 2 | 16 JAN 2014 | Build 1483097
# VMware ESXi 5.1 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.1.0-20140102001-standard (2062310); http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2062310
# VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-Update02: ESXi 5.1 Complete Update 2 (2062314); http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2062314
# http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1014508
# Correlating VMware products build numbers to update levels (1014508):
# ESXi 5.1 Update 1 2013-04-25 1065491 N/A
# ESXi 5.1 Update 2 2014-01-16 1483097 N/A

The result:

# esxcli software profile update –depot https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml –profile ESXi-5.1.0-20150304001-standard
Update Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: VMware_bootbank_esx-base_5.1.0-3.55.2583090, VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_5.1.0-2.23.1483097, VMware_bootbank_esx-xlibs_5.1.0-1.22.1472666, VMware_bootbank_esx-xserver_5.1.0-1.22.1472666, VMware_bootbank_misc-drivers_5.1.0-3.55.2583090, VMware_bootbank_net-e1000_8.0.3.1-2vmw.510.1.16.1157734, VMware_bootbank_net-e1000e_1.1.2-3vmw.510.2.23.1483097, VMware_bootbank_net-ixgbe_3.7.13.6iov-10vmw.510.1.20.1312873, VMware_bootbank_net-tg3_3.123b.v50.1-1vmw.510.2.23.1483097, VMware_bootbank_net-vmxnet3_1.1.3.0-3vmw.510.3.55.2583090, VMware_bootbank_sata-ahci_3.0-15vmw.510.2.23.1483097, VMware_bootbank_sata-ata-piix_2.12-7vmw.510.2.23.1483097, VMware_bootbank_scsi-hpsa_5.0.0-21vmw.510.1.16.1157734, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_5.34-4vmw.510.3.50.2323236, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_10.00.00.00-5vmw.510.2.44.2191751, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptsas_4.23.01.00-6vmw.510.2.44.2191751, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptspi_4.23.01.00-6vmw.510.2.44.2191751, VMware_bootbank_scsi-rste_2.0.2.0088-1vmw.510.2.23.1483097, VMware_locker_tools-light_5.1.0-3.55.2583090
VIBs Removed: VMware_bootbank_esx-base_5.1.0-1.12.1065491, VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_5.1.0-0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_esx-xlibs_5.1.0-0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_esx-xserver_5.1.0-0.11.1063671, VMware_bootbank_misc-drivers_5.1.0-1.12.1065491, VMware_bootbank_net-e1000_8.0.3.1-2vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_net-e1000e_1.1.2-3vmw.510.1.12.1065491, VMware_bootbank_net-ixgbe_3.7.13.6iov-10vmw.510.1.12.1065491, VMware_bootbank_net-tg3_3.123b.v50.1-1vmw.510.1.12.1065491, VMware_bootbank_net-vmxnet3_1.1.3.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_sata-ahci_3.0-13vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_sata-ata-piix_2.12-6vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-hpsa_5.0.0-21vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_5.34-4vmw.510.1.12.1065491, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mpt2sas_10.00.00.00-5vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptsas_4.23.01.00-6vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-mptspi_4.23.01.00-6vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-rste_2.0.2.0088-1vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_locker_tools-light_5.1.0-1.12.1065491
VIBs Skipped: VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-amd_0.3.10-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-atiixp_0.4.6-4vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-cmd64x_0.2.5-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-hpt3x2n_0.3.4-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-pdc2027x_1.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-serverworks_0.4.3-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-sil680_0.4.8-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ata-pata-via_0.3.3-2vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_block-cciss_3.6.14-10vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ehci-ehci-hcd_1.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath_5.1.0-0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ima-qla4xxx_2.01.31-1vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-devintf_39.1-4vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-msghandler_39.1-4vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ipmi-ipmi-si-drv_39.1-4vmw.510.1.12.1065491, VMware_bootbank_misc-cnic-register_1.1-1vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_net-be2net_4.1.255.11-1vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_net-bnx2_2.0.15g.v50.11-7vmw.510.1.12.1065491, VMware_bootbank_net-bnx2x_1.61.15.v50.3-1vmw.510.0.11.1063671, VMware_bootbank_net-cnic_1.10.2j.v50.7-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_net-enic_1.4.2.15a-1vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_net-forcedeth_0.61-2vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_net-igb_2.1.11.1-3vmw.510.1.12.1065491, VMware_bootbank_net-nx-nic_4.0.558-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_net-r8168_8.013.00-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_net-r8169_6.011.00-2vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_net-s2io_2.1.4.13427-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_net-sky2_1.20-2vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_ohci-usb-ohci_1.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-nv_3.5-4vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-promise_2.12-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-sil24_1.1-1vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-sil_2.3-4vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_sata-sata-svw_2.3-3vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-aacraid_1.1.5.1-9vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-adp94xx_1.0.8.12-6vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-aic79xx_3.1-5vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-bnx2i_1.9.1d.v50.1-5vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-fnic_1.5.0.3-1vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-ips_7.12.05-4vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-lpfc820_8.2.3.1-127vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-mbox_2.20.5.1-6vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid2_2.00.4-9vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-qla2xxx_902.k1.1-9vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_scsi-qla4xxx_5.01.03.2-4vmw.510.0.0.799733, VMware_bootbank_uhci-usb-uhci_1.0-3vmw.510.0.0.799733

–jeroen

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