Defunct cimservera processes freeze VMware ESX 3.5

Earlier today Virtual IEF posted a blog about not being able to access an ESX host, not by ssh, not by VIC and not even through vCenter.  Evidently this is caused by the hardware monitoring agents (HP, Dell, etc) auto-detecting the management server and failing authentication.  This causes cimservera to be spawned hundreds if not thousands of times thus causing so much CPU and Network traffic locally that it cannot respond within the thresholds for SSH, or VPX agents.

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Created on January 6, 2009 by Rick Scherer

Posted under ESX 3.5 Tips, ESXi 3.5 Tips, Monitoring.

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